“ ….. We have no strength to face this vast multitude that has come against us, nor do we know what to do, except that our eyes are on you.”  (2 Chronicles 20:12 ISV)   When All is Lost   We can read from many examples in the Bible that God waits for His people… Read More

Where’s the Compassion?   He looked them in the eye, one after another, angry now, furious at their hard-nosed religion. He said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” He held it out—it was as good as new! The Pharisees got out as fast as they could, sputtering about how they would join forces with… Read More

Full Disclosure “Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong— then guide me on the road to eternal life.”  (Psalms 139: 23-24 MSG)   If you’ve watched the news lately all the politicians… Read More

“A devout life does bring wealth, but it’s the rich simplicity of being yourself before God. Since we entered the world penniless and will leave it penniless, if we have bread on the table and shoes on our feet, that’s enough.”  (1 Timothy 6:6-8 MSG)     I know few people who have not battled… Read More

Listen to the Old Souls   I recently had a conversation with a thirty-seven-year-old businessman.  Though pleasant enough, I felt and observed a cockiness and arrogance that valued people and objectives through a grid of, “What’s in it for me?”  Beyond that perspective he had no interest in others, or their concerns.  Money, success, showmanship… Read More

No doubt you may being wondering what I’m up to writing my blog today about angels?  I woke this morning with an interest to read and journal through the Gospel of Mark.  I didn’t get far into it (Mark 1:13) when I read that angels ministered to Jesus after He had been tempted in the… Read More

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.  Galatians 5:13 NLT     If you haven’t noticed lately there is more and more effort worldwide to take away social and… Read More

I’m not a tree hugger. But I love trees. I love the forests. I love the creatures in the forest. I love to eat wild game, and fresh caught fish. I love the bounty of God’s love, and I see things often overlooked when I do not go into the forest at our little country… Read More

“For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” (Roman 10:3-4 ESV) I’m a writer, so I like words. I like the correct use of words, and the correct… Read More

 I would like to share a little illustration that I came up with a few years ago, and it is illustrated in The Journey, our discipleship curriculum.   It pertains to a “cause and effect” process in spiritual growth.  I bring this to your attention, for Greg Huett our Global Board member did an excellent job… Read More

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”  (Romans 12:21 ESV)   Over the weekend another senseless, evil massacre entered the news and the hearts of Christians across this country as twenty-six men, women, and children were murdered by a man who walked into their church and opened fire on the congregation. … Read More

I heard an interesting sales pitch this morning on TV.   The spokesman, a well-known actor, opened his pitch with speaking of “the dire shape” our nation is in, financially and governmentally. Well this is nothing new. It’s like “Duh? Have you been watching the news lately?” The woes in this nation and other nations are… Read More