Mother’s Day And Victory In Jesus

by Kevin Burton    My mother is running her victory lap with a walker.    Victory laps are supposed to be slower than the race itself, right? So there you go, it’s a chance to celebrate.   And make no mistake this is victory in Jesus, as the song says.    You’ll pardon her if there …

Easter Means Hope For The Hopeless

by Kevin Burton    You’ll hear Christians today saying “He is risen!” and others answering “He is risen indeed!” What does that mean?    For the Christian faith, for the human race, it means everything.    Today is Easter, “the annual celebration of Christ’s resurrection to life after His crucifixion and death,” according to http://www.gotquestions.org.    “The …

Can We Count On Our Better Angels?

by Kevin Burton    From Shakespeare to Lincoln to Susan Ashton come thoughts today of “better angels.”    “Better angels of our nature,” was the phrase Lincoln used in his first inaugural address.  That speech was a plea, ultimately ignored, for unity in a nation divided over the issue of slavery.    We think Lincoln …

Don’t Grow Weary In Service To Christ

by Dane Massey    (Dane Massey is the former Pastor of Mulvane Christian Church. He is now in ministry in Houston, Texas.)      As I considered this journey of “abiding zeal” I realized something: zeal, passion for Christ must mature as well as be maintained.     This love for Christ cannot be maintained as a …

God’s Word Can Break Through Blindness

by Kevin Burton    “Those who have been reckless with their lives are usually reckless with their deaths,” writes Christian singer/songwriter and speaker Christine Wyrtzen in her blog on WordPress.    Her topic is spiritual blindness, which has been a Page 7 focus on recent Sundays.     “While the end of life should be sobering, …

Spread The Word At Home And Beyond

by Kevin Burton    Peter walked on water, Thomas doubted. Quick, what did Andrew do?    If you can’t answer that question, you’re not alone.    Andrew’s role as a disciple is much less celebrated but very important. Take note especially if you are a reluctant public speaker, easily intimidated from sharing the gospel.    …

Paul Exhorted Others To Run A Good Race

by Kevin Burton Watching the Olympics, you can see the runners’ supreme effort etched upon their faces. If you have run track yourself, you know that moment of truth begins long before the actual race does. School is out at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind (ESSB). We’re now at an after-school track practice. …

“No More Tears,” A Promise From God

by Kevin Burton    Look around you, if you can bear to. Look at the war, the pain, the strife, the death, the violence. What do you call these things?    You could call them page one of your local newspaper. I love newspapers, always have. But there is better news to be found in …

Finding Joy In The Everyday Journey

by Kevin Burton    One of my English as a Second Language students once asked me, “Can I say ‘enjoy your joy?’”    She and I both laughed. Peeling apart the quirks of somebody else’s language is great fun and can give you some insights into your own first language.    I wonder though if …

What We Build In Spiritual Shop Class

by Kevin Burton   What we used to call shop class is more grandly called Industrial Arts. Once again today we go back to your school days to look at the spiritual side of a class.     As inconvenient as physical blindness can be, spiritual blindness is much worse. It hides conditions that if ignored …