We have just read a lengthy portion of Scripture. Sometimes we can get lost in the details of a passage, especially a lengthy one. But there is definitely something special happening in this exchange between Jesus and his disciples in the upper room. The goal of Jesus from the very first words he spoke after…

It was Thursday evening of Jesus’ Passion Week. So many things had happened that the disciples were almost punch drunk with confusion. The thrill of Sunday’s triumphal entrance into Jerusalem on the most holy of all holy weeks for the Jews, the Passover festival, was almost euphoric. They had enjoyed sweet fellowship with Mary, Martha,…

Billy Renstrom was a blind singer whom I met as a teenager working at the Bill Rice Ranch near Murfreesboro, TN. Billy had a son named Scott who was my age and we became friends working together at the camp. Billy lost his sight in 1944 serving in Patton’s army in France. He was clearing…

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