The Lesson and Life

The Lesson and Life for June 12, 2011

by Steve Reeves Twenty seven years ago my wife gave birth in a hallway between the labor and the delivery rooms. Birth is a time of transition. That baby born in 1984 is now serving in full-time ministry with the same congregation I serve. In Joshua 1, Moses’ leadership gives way to the leadership of […]

The Lesson and Life

The Lesson and Life for June 5, 2011

by Steve Reeves After facing bankruptcy, Ulysses S. Grant sold firewood on street corners to make ends meet. When war broke out, his application to join the army was rejected. He finally took a job selling bread to the army. He was an unlikely candidate to become the leader of the Union Army and President […]

The Lesson and Life

The Lesson and Life for May 29, 2011

by John Hampton Several years ago Academy award winning actor and 1970s heartthrob Robert Redford directed a movie titled A River Runs Through It. The movie is based on a true story about two brothers who grew up in rural Montana. One rebels against his father, a Presbyterian preacher, while the other is a compliant […]