Pick your Dirt


The story Jesus tells about the soils is interesting to me. I read it this morning in Luke 8.  Jesus says a farmer went out to plant seed and here are the results. Some seed hit the road, was trampled and the birds ate it up.  He says (v.12) that the this is like the […]

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Unfortunately, We Can Be Pharisees


The ministry of Christ was performed mostly under the judgmental and critical eyes of the ruling religious class of the day, the Pharisees.  They knew the law and followed it meticulously.  They also knew that many did not, as they did. Those wretched sinners.  They were filled with spiritual pride, judgemental attitudes, and disdain for […]

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Addictions and Heroine continues to Kill, we need a Life Challenge Facility in the Toledo Area


I was deeply moved last night. Wendy and I attended the Life Challenge Gala in Livonia, as guests of Jeff and Lori Bonzelaar.  They have started an outreach and referral center here in Toledo, but need a permanent facility.  When Jeff first shared this with me, my heart and spirit resonated.  Toledo is in the […]

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