Ask, Seek, and Claim

Ask, Seek, and Claim

“Jesus said: ‘Ask, and you will receive what you ask for.   Seek, and you will find what you seek.   Knock, and the door will be opened to you.’” — Luke 11:9 Notes for Contemplation as You Use this Devotional: Jesus teaches...
The Greatest Gifts

The Greatest Gifts

Less than a week before we celebrate the seasons of light, miracles, and rich cultural heritage, we Americans are processing another presidential impeachment.  In their outer solemnity, some people secretly celebrate.  Others scream and argue, as usual.  Yet, some of...
Included Now

Included Now

Once Jesus was asked when the Kingdom of God is coming, and he replied: “The Kingdom of God is not coming with things which can be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’  For, in fact, the Kingdom of God is among you.’” (Luke...
Give in Love

Give in Love

During my senior year of high school, I helped write a local, social history for our town.  In the process, I interviewed several residents who shared stories about their younger days. Of them all, the only person I remember now is Ann, a widow and philanthropist, who...