Pastor Zeke’s Blog
The more people I talk with, the more I find that people too often get things out of balance. At one extreme, we have people who work 60+ hours/week (and spend another 10+ hours commuting), leaving little time for family, fun, rejuvenation, and ministry outside the workplace. On the other end, we have folks who are trying to do the least amount of work possible, barely working even when they are on the job, if they have one. Then, of course, there are people everywhere in between on the spectrum. Figuring out the right balance between work and rest, or work and the rest of life, can be a lot of work!
Some of us have been traveling the road of financial bondage, financial dependence, and financial worry for far too long. How do we exit off this congested highway onto the freeway of financial freedom? If nothing else, the exit for financial freedom looks like...
Sometimes organized Christianity gets a bad rap, historically, because of the negative things that have been done by so-called Christians. This reputation, however, overlooks how much good real Christ-followers have done in this world.
Good is a strange thing to call the Friday on which your hero was tortured and killed. Mourning Friday or Tragic Friday would be more natural titles. The original Good Friday was certainly anything but good for the original followers of Jesus. They were bewildered, grief-stricken, terrified, and heartbroken. Their hopes and dreams were dashed. They were in fear of being arrested and maybe killed, too.
On Saint Patrick’s Day (and every day), remember that God is amazing. He is big enough to create the world and yet personal enough to send a young man named Patrick to share the Gospel with the Irish.
Do you live with open hands or closed fists? What is your generosity quotient?