Connecting with Mark

Connecting with Mark

Be Bold

In the book of Acts we find a story about Peter and John before the Council. (Acts 4) One of the verses that really sticks out to me is verse 13. It says, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished…” The verse continues on but this first part is important to us. It takes away an excuse a lot…

Written in Stone

I want to begin by saying thank you for allowing Ann and I to attend the 95th Lectureship at Harding University this past week. It has been a big blessing for us to go back to Harding and visit the community of believers as well as to hear lots of great lectures from various places. Worship in the evenings had over 1000 people. It was truly a great and uplifting…

You Asked For It

The story is told of a lady who had a very willful and spoiled child. One day when a wasp flew in the window, the youngster began crying for it because it looked so pretty with its brilliant colors. Finally, the mother called the one who was caring for the child from another room, asking, “What in the world is that child crying for? Will you please give it to him!” It…

That Time of Year

A little over a year ago I was sitting in a room full of Northeast Elders. I remember one of them asking about football. At that time in life I liked football but it wasn’t a huge part of my life. My wife can attest that football isn’t as big in New England unless it’s the NFL and Tom Brady. Being immersed in a culture that loves some college football, I’ve watched more…

Pray for ALL People

There are lots of different disciplines when it comes to our Spiritual lives. One of them seems to be one that is brought up a lot and a fair struggle for a lot of people. Prayer. For a bunch of people who like to talk to one another we have trouble making time to talk to our Father in Heaven. This is something I am working on being better at. Prayer is something we are…