Our hunt for hidden treasure and a pearl of great price

We kept up the parable adventure with two more: the parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl. (You can read about our initial parable adventures at We’re going on a parable hunt.) First, we read the parable of the hidden treasure. It is short and sweet: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it … Continue reading Our hunt for hidden treasure and a pearl of great price

We’re going on a parable hunt

It’s the time of the year when pastel-colored eggs, bunny rabbits and chocolate in various forms take over huge sections of Targets, Walmarts and pharmacies across the country. As clever marketers would like us to think, spring is in the air and it’s time to buy our kids candy and new clothes. A stuffed animal wouldn’t hurt either. Not to mention a basket, confetti, eggs, … Continue reading We’re going on a parable hunt

Between some rocks and a hard place

I had a revelation yesterday. I’m like Soil No. 2. Many of us are familiar with Jesus’ most famous parable. The word of God (seed) came to four different kinds of people (soils). The first kind of person hears the word but doesn’t understand it (like seed falling on a path). The second hears the word and quickly receives it and starts to grow. The … Continue reading Between some rocks and a hard place