I recently re-read the account of Noah. Genesis is a great read but the stories become so familiar I risk failing to notice anything fresh. Chapter eight brings the record of Noah’s Ark to a close when God says in verse 16, “Go out from the ark.” (Some versions read, “Leave the boat.”) Those words […]
God will interrupt our arrogance, our ignorance and our willfulness.
We are prone to forget our vital need for utter dependence upon Him.
Despair comes from believing God has turned His back on you.
He stands with us in our losses as the Almighty Last Word.
Would you rather die in a burning building or drown in the ocean? They usually asked it form the back seat of a boring car ride. Would you rather fall into a pit of snakes or have 10,000 spiders crawl all over you? I cringed at their morbid questions but played along to keep a he touched […]
I was browsing a thrift store recently when I spotted a pair of ceramic geese. I had a visceral response—part embarrassment, part nausea. Those geese brought back memories of a time when my kitchen was saturated in them. Theme decorating was a trend then like burlap, barn wood and chalkboard paint are today. My geese years […]
Closeness to God isn’t measured in proximity that increases or decreases depending on spiritual activity. In my early years as a Jesus-follower, I operated under the notion that closeness to God was based on my actions. It wasn’t an altogether faulty notion. James 4:16 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to […]
I stopped attending church as form and began my search for church as function.
I begin this post with Dear Reader because it reminds me there is a flesh and blood someone on the other side of these words I hurl into cyberspace. Where have I been, you ask? This summer I did a lot of soul-searching and zero blogging. There was a fair amount of talk therapy splattered in there as […]