What do you do when God says “no” to your prayers? We need to give ourselves space and give others space to hurt when the answer’s no. … More When the Answer’s No
Struggling with answers in grief and loss? When there are no answers God’s presence is enough. … More No Answers
Has life knocked the wind out of your faith? Are you struggling when evil seems to gain the upper hand in the life of those you love? Focus on Jesus. … More Focus in the Frailty
Is there proof to the resurrection? He kept his scars. … More He Kept His Scars
We don’t want to talk about it. We avoid it at all costs, yet it keeps invading our life and peace. Death — It’s that horrible reality that won’t let us alone to enjoy our days in blissful ignorance. No, death is what makes a child grow up faster than need be. Death is what … More The Message of Death
Sometimes people ask the dumbest questions. “How do you know it works?” they might ask. “Because I’ve tried it,” comes the obvious response. We know things work by testing them. I know my car runs well, because I drove it today. I know I am qualified for a position, because I’ve worked in this field … More Passing the Test
The day before had been rough, and when I came into work the next morning, I was talking with a colleague about how tired I had been. He commiserated with me, saying he’d felt the same and had gone home the night before and debriefed with his wife. That’s when he said it, and I … More Who do you go home to?
We expect trouble. We can’t avoid it. Jesus even told us, “in this world, you will have tribulation.” That’s the nature of living in a fallen world, the nature of sinful man. The problem is when it comes from the sinner saved by grace. We’re supposed to be new creations in Christ, so why do we … More Internal Bleeding
Do you ever wonder how much more bad news can you bear? I’ve felt that way of late, and recently had a week of just one piece of bad news after the other. None of it directly affected me or my family, but it concerned people in my circle of friends or connections, and it … More Brain Surgery, Heart Attacks and Floods
In my attempts to lose weight and have a healthier lifestyle, I’ve been walking. I’m not a runner, but a steady-as-she goes walker. I cross the street from my condo and walk among the larger homes and tree-lined streets of others, grateful that they’ve provided me with a such a nice, quiet area to get … More Where are you walking?