A Larger Purpose

Genesis 37:23-25, “So it came about, when Joseph reached his brothers, that they stripped Joseph of his tunic, the varicolored tunic that was on him; and they took him and threw him into… Continue reading

Where Change Begins

Mark 5:25-28, “A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped… Continue reading

Fathers, Failures, And Forgiveness

Genesis 35:22-26, “Now there were twelve sons of Jacob – the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn, then Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun; the sons of Rachel: Joseph and… Continue reading

Real Pain, Constant Praise

Psalm 40:17, “Since I am afflicted and needy, let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God.” Pain. Constant pain. Sometimes it’s… Continue reading

Protected

Genesis 37:19-22, “They (the brothers) said to one another, ‘Here comes this dreamer! Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; and we will say,… Continue reading

Going The Extra 13 Miles

Genesis 37:14-17, “…and he (Joseph) came to Shechem. A man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field; and the man asked, ‘What are you looking for?’ He said, ‘I am… Continue reading

Running On Empty

Psalm 5:3, “In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; in the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.” I drive a 1988 Ford F-150 pick up… Continue reading

One Word, One Touch

Luke 8:49-56, “He (Jesus), however, took her by the hand and called, saying, ‘Child, arise!‘” One touch, one word can change everything. Immediately, in an instant…what was gives way. Weeping becomes rejoicing. Scorn… Continue reading

I Will Go

Genesis 37:13-17, “Israel said to Joseph, ‘Are not your brothers pasturing the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them.’ And he said to him, ‘I will go.’ Then he… Continue reading

Dreaming

Genesis 37:5,9, “Then Joseph had a dream,…Now he had still another dream,…” Paul Newman shot me when I was 13. It’s true. I still remember it so strongly. Even after all of these… Continue reading