This year, I was hoping my eleven-year-old daughter had outgrown the easter egg hunt. Nope. She assured me that she hadn’t. So, after seventy-two plastic eggs were distributed around the yard, she began the hunt. As her eye spied the first egg laying partially hidden in a tuft of grass, she began to scold. “Mom.… Read More The Hunt is On!
The kingdom of God supports and provides shelter for something that is not grown from the mustard seed itself. Something outside of the kingdom comes to make its home within.… Read More The Birds Will Come
Jesus explains that God’s kingdom is not in human hands. We don’t need to incubate the eggs for the chicken species to survive and grow. And the success of God’s Word in the world is not up to us!… Read More Its Not Up to Us
One semester in seminary, I traveled 6 hours each week to attend an hour of class. It was a big investment of time and money. Most of my classes were offered on-line, but this was one of the few I could only take in person. That one hour took the whole day and about $60… Read More No Wasted Effort
The parable of the soils reflects on the mystery of why some people grow a mature relationship with God and others stagnate or quit. What makes the seed grow? The heart it lands on.… Read More The Growth Factor