It is difficult to write about suffering. Part of the reason: it is such a personal topic. Writing about suffering and consequently inviting readers to think about suffering also involves revisiting experiences we are doing our best to move beyond. Another reason has to do with the fact that it is very difficult to write … Continue reading What a suffering Savior teaches suffering saints
“How long have you been coming here?” So began the questioning by one of my grandchildren. “Well, it has been a long time. That’s for sure.” I replied. After a long, hot day at the park, while most of the family members who made this trip are fast asleep, I am sitting in a semi-darkened … Continue reading A visit to Silver Dollar City
While the United States of America is clearly not the kingdom of Christ, like all other nations in the world, God wants our nation to be influenced by the kingdom principles. He wants us to make disciples of the citizens of this nation, like He wants us to make disciple of the citizens of all nations. He wants the people of this nation and all nations of the world to lovingly yield their lives to the sovereignty of Christ.
The first time I heard this artist’s music was in the 1990’s. Since then, Fernando Ortega has been one of my favorite musicians. Years later, I was surprised and elated to learn that a dear friend of mine was a close, personal friend of his. Together, we attended a concert in an intimate setting at … Continue reading Take heart my friend
We should be careful that our loyalty to a person or an idea does not obstruct our view of reality and truth. No matter the source, measure every endeavor proposed and planned, every person’s words and wisdom, every idea conceived and every answer postulated against the Holy Spirit’s desire to lead us into the heart … Continue reading Check out everything
Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evil; let me not eat of their delicacies. —Psalm 141:3-4 NIV Talking is something that most of us do very well. Thus, … Continue reading W O R D S
What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and Then vanishes. —James 4:14 NIV Although her daughter told me she would call, I really was not prepared for the conversation when the telephone rang. The dialogue was pleasant, though there was very little small talk. You see, the woman, … Continue reading Six Months Left — How would you live?