With Great Weakness Comes Great Responsibility

superheroMost of us have probably heard the infamous quote that Uncle Ben advised Peter Parker when he discovered the teenager had supernatural powers and became Spiderman. He urged, “With great power comes great responsibility.” That insight helped Peter understand that his newfound strength and abilities should be used to help others…not to be squandered or utilized for personal gain.

God has gifted all of his children with talents and abilities that should be used to serve one another in this world. And the Bible is full of verses that teach us how to do so.

So then, what does 2 Corinthians 12:9 mean when Jesus says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness?” Paul responds to that by saying, “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” Why would God give us each different gifts and talents, but then want us to be excited about our shortcomings?

Beware The Glutton

Here’s a silly song I wrote to warn about what can happen if we allow our love for food to take over our lives.

Listen here.

Beware the Glutton


He’s fat and he’s lazy
He’s really kinda crazy
His mouth is bigger than his head
He can’t stop eat’n
And his body takes a beat’n
If he doesn’t stop he’s gonna be dead
His mouth is drooly
His face is kinda gruelly
He can’t keep his appetite cool
It’s food he’s always grabbin’
And his lips are always flappin’
Everybody thinks of him as a fool

And the children sing . . .
Don’t be a Glutton!
Moderate, don’t stuff your face
Don’t be a Glutton!
Slow it down and set the pace
Don’t be a Glutton!
There’s more to life than just the taste
Don’t be a Glutton!

GluttonrunHe just can’t stop
He eats until he pops
And he leaves a mighty mess on the floor
Little kiddies get scared
When they stop and stare
He could eat the whole grocery store
So hear me warning you
This tale is tried and true
These mouthy monsters really exist
So just don’t become one
Or your peeps will call you two ton
I really hope you’re getting the gist