In my neck of the woods there is a coming-of-age experience that many young people go through: Learning how to paddle a canoe. I remember my dad telling me to get into the back. He got into the front and off we went. It didn’t go very well! He paddled as he normally would, but … Continue reading Jesus in the back of the canoe
A group of young people saw a downhill skier going down the hill with someone else super close behind them. The skier in the front was an instructor. They were yelling instructions to the person behind: “Left, right, straight, right.” Thinking it would be funny to mess them up, the youth started calling out their … Continue reading My sheep listen to my voice
Do you want to hear from God? With some help to make a decision, or for encouragement? If so, consider this.
A lot of us want to hear from God. We want a word of direction or some understanding or the living waters of encouragement. But how many of us are willing to create some quiet space in our lives to listen? When Jesus is teaching in Matthew 11:15 he says, “He who has ears to … Continue reading When we refuse to silence ourselves