Jesus And Never-Ending Needs (Matthew 14)

MOTIVATE How many love long car rides? Those younger don’t like long car rides because their reduced attention span and instant gratification mindset – “Are we there yet?” Those older don’t like long car rides because their increased need to stop for stretching and bathroom breaks. I’m not sure of the type of people who…

Churches And Civility

“The fight against this deadly disease is far from over. But because of incredible courage you have shown and the extraordinary sacrifices you have made, Maryland, and our nation, can now at least begin to slowly recover,” said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. Hogan’s first phase has permitted 50% capacity for businesses and houses of worship….

Expectations Meet Reality

MOTIVATE Expectation is the father of all frustration and the mother of all disappointment. When you enter a marriage, you have expectations for your spouse. It’s why premarital counseling is important – to communicate expectations before they become a source of conflict. Parents have expectations of children “I expected better of you.” “What did you…

A Woman’s Reach (Mark 5:21-43)

MOTIVATE What would you answer (in priority order) if simultaneously: phone rang / door knocked / oven timed / smoke detector sirened / child cried & called ? We live in a world with multiple pressures, problems, and people calling for our attention. Sometimes we are able to act in accomplishing multiple tasks, and other…