Blessed Are the Simple People?

If you’re an educated thinker, love to gather more knowledge, or thrive on multi-tasking, you might feel left out when Jesus says, “Blessed are the simple…” We’re more familiar with the beatitude as, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8) But that’s come to mean, “Be like the nice…

Stress in Your Body

Stress in my neck… Stress in my back… Stress in my chest… Stress in my jaw… Stress in my stomach… Probably you carry stress in your body somewhere. We usually think of stress as a bad thing, but actually it’s a natural thing — even a good thing. To face challenges and seek to overcome them…

How Many Birds are You Worth?

How many birds are you worth? Really. Have you ever thought about pricing a person in terms of birds?! Jesus has such a delightful and humorous way to get our attention! (In Divine Conspiracy Dallas Willard presents this line of understanding Jesus’ teaching on “Do not worry.”) Two of the Good News writers, Matthew and Luke, show…