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

The sun will come out tomorrow

I know that goes without saying. It’s “Captain Obvious” obvious. The sun is out every day, even when there’s clouds. Any elementary school child knows this. As believers, however, we often put more faith in the reliability of the sun than we do in the reliability of God. We have a head knowledge of His … Continue reading The sun will come out tomorrow

Lord of my distresses

Because people are what we can see, we see people and the circumstances they can create for us as the source of our troubles. That’s simply not true. The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the Author and Finisher of my faith. That makes Him Lord of my blessings. It also makes Him Lord of … Continue reading Lord of my distresses

Advancing the Kingdom by being faithful in the mundane

Perhaps the hardest part of any project is the halfway point. When a new ministry is started there’s a lot of enthusiasm. People are attracted by the “new project smell.” There’s the excitement, the novelty, the belief that this is going to break new ground. Then you get to the halfway point. The novelty has … Continue reading Advancing the Kingdom by being faithful in the mundane

Splitting atoms when our problems aren’t even vinegar on baking soda.

We all have elements in our lives that, for us, make life work. Let’s call them “molecules of control.” The elements that make up those molecules might be friends, family, work, hobbies; it’s different for everyone yet the same too because, like I said, our molecules of control are what we use to make life … Continue reading Splitting atoms when our problems aren’t even vinegar on baking soda.

Help, Lord. Just help.

David said, “Help, Lord,” (Psalm 12:1); King Jehoshaphat said, “Neither know we what to do” (2 Chronicles 20:12); Peter said, “Lord, save me” (Matthew 14:30); and I say, “God, we’re lost, and we don’t know what to do. Please help us.” Yesterday, Sunday – Father’s Day, I spent the day under good preaching, surrounded by … Continue reading Help, Lord. Just help.