You’d think that after seeing the blessings with which you spangle our lives, we’d drop despair and run toward the treasure of your infinite love. Yet we hang back, content with the gods we make in the little corners of our lives: habits and possessions, fears and despondence, distracting our hearts from the only true satisfaction: the sure, surprising grace of your abundant love. Reprinted from Alive Now (November/December 2011), © The Upper Room, Inc. Used by permission. alivenow.org ... Keep Reading →
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John 4:5-42 I recently came across the story of Jesus talking with the Samaritan woman at the well. Though a familiar passage, I heard something new on this read, as though for the first time. It is the woman’s response to Jesus’ offer of living water that struck me. To this, the woman replies, “Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is... Keep Reading →
A few years ago an experiment was done in which participants were asked to count how many times a ball was passed between a team of basketball players dressed in white. What made the task a little more challenging was that a team dressed in black was passing another ball around at the same time. Nevertheless, many participants were able to arrive... Keep Reading →