Archive for November, 2014

Friday of Trinity 20 – Matthew 21:17-32

ShareMatthew 21:17-32 “Son, go work today in my vineyard,” our Father says to us (verse 28). God has planted us in His garden, His Kingdom, and He has called each of you to go and work in His vineyard today.  It’s a wonderful thing to be planted in God’s garden.  It’s a place filled with […]

November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 20 – Matthew 21:1-16

ShareMatthew 21:1-16 In 1818, Ignaz Phillip Semmelweis was born into a world of dying women. The finest hospitals lost one out of six young mothers to the scourge of “childbed fever.” A doctor’s daily routine began in the dissecting room where he performed autopsies.  From there he made his way to the hospital to examine […]

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Wednesday of Trinity 20 – Matthew 20:17-34

ShareMatthew 20:17-34 Have you ever wanted to be great? I think that’s been a dream of mine since I was little.  One of my earliest ways of obtaining glory for myself was to become a great football player.  As kids, we used to play at a strip of field at Kenwood Elementary School in Champaign, […]

November 4, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of Trinity 20 – Matthew 20:1-16

ShareMatthew 20:1-16 “That’s not fa-a-a-a-a-ai-rrrr!” That’s the traditional complaint of the child, isn’t it?  As adults, we tell our children that life isn’t fair, expecting them to meekly accept this, while we secretly fret and fume about life not being fair in the adult world. At stake in today’s parable from Jesus is the fairness […]

November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Trinity 20 – Matthew 19:16-30

ShareMatthew 19:16-30 Questions are an important part of life.  At their best, they demonstrate a vivacious curiosity and engagement with life.  My twin brother Danny from an early age demonstrated a tenacious curiosity about things, a trait that has not abated as he and I approach the half-century mark. As a teacher, you realize that […]

November 2, 2014 | 0 Comments More