Tag Archives: Hard Times

Great Cosmic Power

Start by reading Job 38:1-15

So we’re in Job. And Job is a great book, because Job has issues. Of all the people in the bible, I think we’re closer to Job than a lot of other figures because of what he goes through. Job is either upper middle class, by our standards, or lower upper class. We don’t know a lot about Job, so this is my best guess/estimate of what his life is like. He is very comfortable. Through his life, he’s been able to be comfortable , and he’s had the resources to do things right without having to take short-cuts or find alternative means. He’s had to make sacrifices, or at least I’m assuming that he’s had to, but they haven’t been life or death types of sacrifices. Continue reading Great Cosmic Power

Scarcity, Abundance, and the Unexpected

Start by reading John 6:1-21

This idea of scarcity and abundance is something that has been on my mind a lot, but it wasn’t very clear.  What was there, has started to take on a better shape.  The main reason for this is due to Church Camp.

I enjoy going to church camp.  I know, that for most folks, their idea of a good time isn’t spending  week with a bunch of high school and junior high age kids.  For me that’s a vacation.  There is something genuine about them, once you get past the person that they want everyone to think they are.  They are at that goofy and awkward age when they are still trying to figure out who they are.  That time of life leads to a lot of laughter, but also to a lot of vulnerability.  Its both fun, and a privilege for me to share in that time with them. Continue reading Scarcity, Abundance, and the Unexpected