Posts By: Larry Stamm

Dealing with Distraction: Martha & Mary

Out of curiosity I googled ‘the most distracted society in history’ – and received over 28 million results! Wow! Whether we are in fact ‘the most distracted society in history’ may be debatable. But what is indisputable is that we are living in a world of distraction. For example, in our 21st Century world amidst the tsunami of technological revolution and all the… Read more »

Urgency: the Balance between Apathy and Pushiness

Getting there on time – it can be a daily grind! Getting to where you need to be when you need to be there. Ah, life in the modern world. I spend lots of time in transit. These days in East Tennessee most transit time is spent driving. While living in New York City for 6 years, aside from walking – a must… Read more »

The Healing of Naaman: from Pride to Faith

“It can’t be that easy! All you have to do is believe?” This sentiment is expressed by many an unbeliever regarding the healing power of Jesus to forgive our sins. Pride is arguably the greatest obstacle to belief and spiritual healing. In contrast, humility is one key that unlocks the door to belief – “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He… Read more »

Grace: it makes all the Difference!

I have one mantra for the Christian life – If we don’t have grace, we don’t have nothin’! Grace, grace, wonderful grace. God’s unmerited favor bestowed upon sinful undeserving man – that is grace. What’s so amazing about grace? Philip Yancey, author of What’s So Amazing about Grace? simply states –  “God loves people because of who… Read more »