A Servant to Others

A Servant to Others

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility consider one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. –Philippians 2:3-4 Humility does not come naturally to...
The Strength of Our Breath

The Strength of Our Breath

Even as a child, I loved looking up at the sky. Afternoons would find me imagining fluffy clouds in different shapes: alligators, dogs, rabbits… you name it.  When rain fell, I’d marvel at how dark the sky turned. If beautiful rainbows followed, I’d be overjoyed!  At...
Walking in the Garden

Walking in the Garden

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”...
Arise, Joseph!

Arise, Joseph!

Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had...
When History Repeats Itself

When History Repeats Itself

“If you are honest men, let one of your brothers stay here in prison, while the rest of you go and take grain back for your starving households.” Genesis 42:19 Joseph’s life was filled with injustice and pain. He was sold as a slave by his own brothers, an act that...
When Envy Strikes

When Envy Strikes

“When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.” Genesis 37:4 When we look at the story of Joseph and the reason why his brothers hated him, we realize just how  dangerous envy is.  It...