Monthly Archives: January 2019

Toxic Masculinity

Toxic Masculinity  There is a narrative that prevails in this nation that is ready to light cultural wild-fires wherever it prevails. That storyline is toxic masculinity.  Recently, the story about Catholic school teenagers dominated the news cycle for several days.  Reports surfaced that portrayed a group of Catholic students as having taunted a Native American man.  Upon […]

Never Despise the Ordinary

Then he (Jesus) said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, and they couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it.(John 21:6 NLT) The Disciples casting their nets. We often complain about the mundane circumstances of our lives.  Jesus did his best […]

The Tamarisk Tree

Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God. (Genesis 21:33 NLT) The Shade of a Tamarisk Tree Abraham planted a tree, but not just any tree.  It was a tamarisk tree.  Abraham was making a statement of faith.  He would never sit under the shade of this tree, but future generations […]

The Silver Tsunami

Then the Lord told him, “I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering.  Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.”  (Genesis 21:33 NLT) Ten thousand […]