As we looked down row after row of well manicured grape vines, we noticed a stately looking gentleman coming toward us. He was dressed quite sharply, wearing an older style driving cap, hair and beard neatly trimmed and he was carrying a pair of pruning shears. Noticing our stare, our guide for the day said,…

“That’s Ugly!” she said, “Why are you so attached to it?” “Well, someone really important in my life gave it to me a long time ago and it helps me remember them with fondness!” Perhaps you’ve had a conversation like that sometime in your life. I’ve discovered we all have certain attachments in our lives…

After promising us help in the Person of the Helper Jesus also offered us another huge gift. In the last days Jesus told us that men’s hearts would fail them for fear. Trouble and stress on every side as we face life and the result is hearts filled with fear. Is there some kind of…

For some reason Jesus believes we need help! Long term assistance is more what He had in mind. The Father had sent His Son to help us, because we really needed help. So, Jesus came to serve us, instead of being served by us. (A bit of role reversal happening there.) After He finished His…