Randall Curtis

What Will They Say About You at Your Retirement Party?

What Will They Say About You at Your Retirement Party?

Sometimes you hear the question: What will they say about you at your funeral?

But I’m not sure how many people care what’s said at their funeral. After all, at your funeral, you’re dead. A far more intimidating question is: What will they say about you at your retirement party? You’ll have to listen (or pretend to listen) to every word of those speeches.

Pastoral Lessons from a Chicken Coop

Pastoral Lessons from a Chicken Coop

Just a few hours ago, I found myself lying on my back in the wet dirt. I had a leg up in the air, holding up a two-by-four with my foot. My left hand held a screw in place. My right hand operated the electric drill, driving the screw through the two-by-four and into the bottom of the frame of my half-made chicken coop. I could feel the dirt working its way into my hair and clothes. My arms and face were already covered in a layer of grime.

There Be Wolves

There Be Wolves

It’s a classic movie trope. The main character is alone in the wilderness, huddling close to a dying fire. As the fire dies, glowing eyes begin to appear and multiply. It’s a pack of starving wolves.

But have you ever realized that Jesus says He has put us in that same situation? “Look, I’m sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as serpents and as innocent as doves.” (Matt. 10:16)