102: Dumpster Diving
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Dumpster Diving In the beloved shepherd’s poem of Psalm 23 we are told that the Lord prepares a feast for us in the presence of our enemies. Why is it,…

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101: Mercy or Justice
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Our previous pastor observed that many people have the following attitude. “I want God to show me MERCY for my shortcomings, but I often want JUSTICE for the people who…

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100: Does Anyone Love Me
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Even if no one else likes us, we can usually count on our parents loving us. But have you ever thought of what it must be like for an orphan?…

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99: God Uses Cracked Pots
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An interesting and important verse is tucked away in 2 Corinthians 4. Verse 7 says, “We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is…

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98: The Bed of Affliction
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Recently some friends of our daughter suffered a tragic accident involving their 4-year old son. He’s recovering, but it was very scary while he was in the PICU. Those parents…

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97: Mountain Goats
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I enjoy watching videos of mountain goats running up and down sheer mountainsides. They make it look so easy, and they never give any indication of fear. It doesn’t matter…

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96: God Has Gifted You
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When anyone calls on Jesus to be their Savior, He immediately sends the Holy Spirit to live in them and be their constant companion. In addition, the Spirit equips each…

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95: Entrepreneurs
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Do you ever see a financially successful businessman and suddenly hear a voice in your head that says, “He won’t be interested in Jesus”? Matthew was one of Jesus’ twelve…

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Daniel’s Three Buddies
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Standing as a Christ-follower will not be easy. On your job or at your school, you may feel out-numbered and alone. People may avoid you, or they may accuse you…

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Noah’s Flood
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This blog is not an argument against the people who don’t believe there was a world-wide Flood that devastated the earth’s population and forever changed the contour of the planet.…

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92: Giant-killers
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One nice feature about international flights is having the opportunity to watch movies to occupy your time. The last time I flew to India on a mission trip I began…

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91: Butterflies

The Bible reveals in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” We are supposed to…

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90: Curse of Comparing

When I was younger, one of my aspirations was to have a large church. Now in my sixties, I realize that I wasn’t built by God to lead a large…

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89: Travels to Moriah

Genesis records the wonderful, and miraculous, birth of Isaac to Abraham when he was 100 years old and Sarah was ten years younger. We don’t know how many years these…

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88: Drifting on a River

Whether boys are standing beside a small creek or on a bridge above a river, they will find something to toss into the water. It’s fun to watch things bump…

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