Make God First

“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” ― John 3:30.  It makes sense to pause and reflect occasionally on why we always seem to be putting out fires that flash up everyday in our busy lives. The question is how much can I control the urgent? Is it a…

First And Foremost

“As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus…

Yes Or No

“For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. ” –  2 Corinthians 1:20 “Yes” and “no” are often one of the first words that we learn when we are small children. And once we learn…

Urgent Care

“The important task rarely must be done today, or even this week…  But the urgent task calls for instant action…  The momentary appeal of these tasks seems irresistible and important, and they devour our energy. But in the light of time’s perspective, their deceptive prominence fades; with a sense of loss we recall the vital…