Planning for leftovers.

A person has some loaves of bread. A teacher says to hand them out to a crowd. A follower says that there is now way there will be enough food for everyone. The teacher says to pass out the bread. Everyone is fed. There are leftovers.  That’s a story that sound familiar to many people. They start to fill […]

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When extraordinary is ordinary.

What looks like a miracle is looking from our perspective. I mean, on my own, I cannot heal people. I can encourage them, which can feel good, but I can’t touch people and make them well. I cannot feed huge groups of people without cooking. I cannot waterski without a boat, without moving fast. I […]

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forget the chapters

Miracles have a way of capturing attention. If you have seen someone who was paralyzed and then isn’t, and you know that the clearest action between was talking with God, you stop and think. If you shouldn’t have enough food and you do, and you know the clearest action in between was talking with God, […]

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Starting backward

Some of us start writing to see what we think. As the words come, we begin to realize what was in our head. The words come in fits and starts and then in a rush. We grin and weep as we begin to understand our hearts. John didn’t write that way, at least not for […]

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word of mouth

[Matthew 4:23-25] I’ve started reading about word of mouth marketing. I think that it’s helpful to understand how to get people talking about what you are offering. If you put up a billboard or run an advertising campaign or mail something to a thousand houses, that is you talking about you. And while talking about […]

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