Tag Archives: strength in weakness

What’s Your Kryptonite?

2 Corinthians 12: 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Like most kids I loved watching superman.  Who wouldn’t love a superhero who could fly with extraordinary speed and take on the bad guy with supernatural strength?  But his creator, Jerry Siegel, left some humanness in […]

His Yoke

Matthew 11: 28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. In my younger years I participated in various endurance races, often with my good friend […]

In the Pit

Genesis 37:24  And they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it  I am a fan of ice hockey and I’ve been closely following a Canadian team since I was a child.  They have a storied existence but it has been decades since they won […]

My Power is made Perfect in Weakness

2 Corinthians 12: 7b-10  Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast […]

But that can’t be God’s will!

Jeremiah 29  11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. This scripture has long been an encouragement to me in difficult times.  However, I have also heard it associated with a “prosperity gospel”, that being the Christian […]

Hope Deferred

Proverbs 13:12 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. There are many sporting memories that remain etched in my mind and many have come on the highest stage, the Olympic Games.  One such memory is of U.S. speed skater Dan Jansen.  Dan was a world class speed […]

Strength in Weakness

1 Corinthians 1: 27 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. Jesus really did turn the world upside down with his preaching.  I’m sure the listeners scratched their heads many times when Jesus spoke.  What did he mean that […]