Like A Child

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:1-4, NASB).

But Jesus, knowing what they were thinking in their heart, took a child and stood him by His side, and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me; for the one who is least among all of you, this is the one who is great” (Luke 9:47-48, NASB).

INTRODUCTION
My mother has often told me that I was born an old man. When I finally asked her for clarification, she answered, “You were a serious kid, and very aware of your surroundings.” Continue reading

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Cakes Potpourri, and Pottery

Originally posted on Facebook–June, 2014

Living in the information age is overwhelming at times. The pace of life only seems to increase. The world is smaller, and means for communicating quicker. Where traveling from Europe to the United States once took months over rough seas on sailing vessels, one can make it across continents through flight within hours. There was a time when people wrote letters to friends and family states away, and waited weeks or months for a reply. Now, we can send them an email, text, tweet, or chat message instantly—expecting a response in seconds. And where we once had to stay in one location for phone calls, we can take our conversations with us—and often do. We multi-task (which I will argue is just an inefficient way of doing individual tasks) throughout the day, rarely focused on only one task, or one individual. We often have to plan way in advance, and ignore those sudden opportunities that present themselves due to prior commitments. Continue reading