“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 Summary: What Paul delivers here is both an assurance and a Continue Reading
SUMMARY The narrative of David and Goliath is one of my favorites. David, the unassuming, youngest of eight brothers, is going about his daily responsibility as a shepherd when – Continue Reading
Sermon Summary Sunday’s sermon dealt with the great tragedy of allowing doubt, distraction, fear and negativity to stop us from pursuing our God-given vision and dreams. Israel is right on Continue Reading
For me, reading Isaiah 58 is a like a burst of oxygen. The prophet critiques us when we pretend to serve God but our activities all end in quarrel, strife Continue Reading
I received an email this morning of a co-worker who lost her husband. She is a pleasant, family woman who consistently kept her family in focus. She will not have Continue Reading
Despite is struggling economy and poverty challenges, the Economist’s article sees great potential for Buffalo, NY (hometown!) to rebound. UB/Henry Taylor’s Center for Urban Studies gets a shout out too!
I am listening to a show on NPR about gambling and what casinos do to drive addicted gamblers into their doors. I didn’t hear anything that was shocking or revelatory. Continue Reading
“Under the Strategic Staffing Initiative, principals who have improved student performance at their current school are given bonuses and allowed to recruit new leadership teams in exchange for moving to chronically low-performing schools. Once at the new schools, the principals are permitted to remove as many as five teachers if they consider them to be hostile to reform. These turnaround schools are also given high priority when their new leadership teams request technology, staffing or new programs.”