challah

God’s multiplier effect

Reading: Matthew 14:13-21 Jesus told his disciples—“Give them something to eat.”  What, Lord??!!!  There’s five thousand of them, not counting the women and children—where do we get the funds??!!!  But the Lord told them to bring to him what they had—five loaves of bread and two fish.  And we know the rest of the story—bread…

white Wedgwood cup

A cup of cold water to refresh

Reading: Matthew 10:40-42 “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me” (v.40). I sometimes find myself nostalgic of those childhood days when people would come in and out of our house, staying with us for just a few hours or several days. Church workers, visiting ministers…

door knocker

The worker is worth his keep

Reading: Matthew 10:9-10 When I first came to the West I was so blown away with the massive and intricate church structures with very small congregations—how do they maintain these buildings? Then in an inconspicuous corner would be this giant demijohn with the label “alms”. Alms??? Is the church in such a lowly position to…