The other day, on my way into Greenville, SC, my truck blew a tire. It didn’t just go flat. It fell apart because of something I had run over. Thankfully, I was able to get pulled over and even though the tire was destroyed, the rim remained intact. This happened on my birthday. It was … Continue reading Angels without Wings
Like the Woman at the Well
John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? The account of the woman at the well is a familiar one, but verse 29 mystified me for the longest time. So, I prayed and asked God to help me understand it better. This woman … Continue reading Like the Woman at the Well
How God Sees Us
Balak was the leader of the people of Moab, an enemy of Israel. When he saw Moses leading the multitudes of Israel to the Promised Land he called up the prophet Balaam to call down a curse upon the Israelites. This never happened. God would only allow Balaam to bless Israel, not curse them. What … Continue reading How God Sees Us
Know That God is There
And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? (Genesis 22:7)And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they … Continue reading Know That God is There
Bigger than the Oceans
God has the grace to cover our sins and still has more left over.
At the beginning of our troubles
At the beginning of his troubles, after Satan had taken his property and his children, Job said: “…Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD” (Job 1:21). No offense to Job – I don’t … Continue reading At the beginning of our troubles
Life Means Growth. Growth Means Everything.
When you plant a seed, you expect it to do something – mainly grow. But you want more than just growth, you want it to look like what’s on the seed packet. Usually, what’s on the seed packet is a prime example of what the seed is meant to become. That takes work. Both the … Continue reading Life Means Growth. Growth Means Everything.
Peter declares himself the author of Second Peter, mentions his office as apostle to establish his credentials and then hurries to make the point that he and his readers enjoy equal standing before God on the basis of their faith in Jesus Christ: Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them … Continue reading Three Affirmations
Focusing on the Endzone
I mentioned yesterday that I used to teach at a Christian school for special needs children. Many of the kids who came to us had known only failure and frustration. Most had suffered bullying and taunting in other places they had gone to school. Our school offered them an environment where they were loved and … Continue reading Focusing on the Endzone
Joy is a Constant
In our one of our photo albums we have a picture of all four of our kids together in their Sunday best. It was right before we were getting ready to leave for church. The three oldest were all smiles, but our youngest was as frownie-faced as she could be. I get a chuckle out … Continue reading Joy is a Constant