Take A Closer Look at That Cross

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.” (Hebrews 2:9) We are often warned by newscasters that an upcoming report might contain scenes that can be difficult to look […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Grandfathers … Usefulness … And Sitting on the Top Limb

“O God, from my youth You have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.  So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim Your might to another generation, Your power to all those to come.” (Psalm 71:17-18) We were recently talking with one of my […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

The Value of Stillness

“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he  trusts in You.”  (Isaiah 26:3) Busy … busy … busy!  Life is about being busy in so many ways.  Perhaps,  in too many ways.  Slowing down … pacing ourselves … not trying to do or accomplish so much.  All good […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Fatherhood and the Pressured Lens

  “And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all.  For Job said, ‘It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.’  Thus […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Answering the Call of FOMO

“And He said, ‘There was a man who had two sons.  And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them.  Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Sowing The Right Seed

“But this I say:  He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”  (2 Corinthians 9:6) While living in West Texas and working with a congregation there for several years, we recognized early on that the preacher’s home was rather small for a family of five.  The […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

How Long Oh Lord … How Much Longer?

“Oh, that You would rend the heavens!  That You would come down!  That the mountains might shake at Your presence—As the fire burns brushwood, As fire causes water to boil—To make Your name known to Your adversaries, That the nations might tremble at Your presence!” (Isaiah 64:1-2) Can you read between the lines of this […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

God’s Carefully Preserved Mirror

“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4, NKJV) Over the years, my interest in the life, leadership and inspiration of the next leader of God’s people, Joshua, following Moses’ death, has only increased with time.  The […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

When Is Someday?

“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit’ – yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.  What is your life?  For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

When We Reach The End of the String

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:3-4, NASV) There they were walking through the store … a mother and her little boy.  There […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →