And the hardest part is…

Because of her asthma problems my wife had been on high-dose Prednisone for a very long time. One of its side effects can be avascular necrosis where the blood supply to the hips or the ankles can be severely diminished, killing the bone. For my wife, that happened in both of her hips. So, by … Continue reading And the hardest part is…

Hey, would you take a selfie of me?

On D-Day, after the Allied forces were finally able to overcome the German defenses on the beaches, there was a general pause on the part of the Allied troops. Units had been broken up so badly, and the fighting had been so intense, the troops needed time to gather themselves. There were other objectives that … Continue reading Hey, would you take a selfie of me?

When Your Heart is too Heavy for Song

I was supposed to write a devotional this morning if for no other reason than that I consider it an act of worship and something I enjoy. Today, I just could not put my heart into it. My wife and I are facing some real hardship right now. I won’t go into detail, but our … Continue reading When Your Heart is too Heavy for Song

What most impresses God

Being part of the Levitical priesthood had stringent requirements. Like the animals they sacrificed, the Levitical priests had to be perfect physical specimens (See Leviticus 21). After a certain age a priest was not even allowed to participate in some aspects of worship. Why so stringent? Because the priests and the animals they sacrificed were … Continue reading What most impresses God

We have a perfect God who loves imperfect people.

Waiting on the Lord through crisis. Do you know how hard that is? Anyone who has ever had to probably does. Waiting on the Lord usually means waiting past the endurance of our faith. Let’s face it: It’s easy to be spiritual at the beginning of a crisis, before the reality of it really takes … Continue reading We have a perfect God who loves imperfect people.

If only there were more like them!

When Moses said these words, he was at a crisis point in his ministry (one of many). The people were complaining. They wanted meat and not just the manna God was providing. Moses was overwhelmed and he told the LORD as much: Numbers 11:13-15 (ESV)(13)  Where am I to get meat to give to all … Continue reading If only there were more like them!

No matter what else happens, I will always have God.

Let’s be honest: some things are easier said than done. In our heads we know we’re supposed to rejoice in the Lord, but sometimes it’s really hard to get our hearts to come along. Paul wrote Philippians from prison and the key word in that entire letter is “rejoice.” I don’t know about you, but … Continue reading No matter what else happens, I will always have God.