Who’s carrying who?

Yesterday I stumbled across a passage I’ve read several times, but I noticed something I’d never noticed before. It started off the way I remember: “Bel bows down, Nebo stoops low; their idols are borne by beasts of burden. Bel and Nebo are the names of two gods of Babylon, a powerful nation that conquered the known world, including Israel and Judah–God’s chosen people. Babylon seemed … Continue reading Who’s carrying who?

Young, rich and powerful–what more could he want?

If you could ask Jesus one question, what would you ask? A man who had the envious combination of youth, wealth and power had the opportunity to ask Jesus his burning question: “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Let’s follow along and see what happened. “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good.” But to answer your question, … Continue reading Young, rich and powerful–what more could he want?

How to lose a rental car

I realize that it’s been a couple weeks since we returned from Ukraine, but I’d like to “backblog” about our rental car experience because it just once again confirms that reality is much more interesting than fiction. To start with, we tried to pray about our trip to the Ukraine–where to stay, what to do, etc. It’s one thing to talk about being led by … Continue reading How to lose a rental car