A Different Kind of King—Encountering Jesus

Here’s a test: What is courage? This professor handed out an exam with a single question. It was an essay-type exam and the essay question was: What is courage? All the students, save one, started writing frantically, giving examples, and expounding on theories taking up the allotted time for the exam. One lone student pondered over the question for a few seconds, wrote down two words, turned in his paper, and walked out of the classroom. The impressed professor read the student’s answer and rewarded the student with a double A+. How did the student answer the question you ask? This is.


The Ground of Temptation—Is this Holy Ground?

Temptation is tempting is it not? It’s part of our daily lives. I know I’ve been tempted many times. Especially when I’m trying to lose weight. It seems as though temptation won’t leave me alone. It’s hard to fight. All I want is what I don’t need.


Sharing the Burden—You’re Never Alone

What burdens do you carry? I know I’ve carried many burdens throughout my life. Some by my doing and some by others. When my daughters come to me with a problem, I think to myself, been there, done that. The reward of been there, done that is the learning part. That learning part allows me to share with my daughters what I’ve learned from my problem or burden. I believe that’s why we experience the heaviness of burdens. We learn from them.


Living a Joy-Filled Life – Will You Choose Joy

Where do you find your joy? I find joy in many things. My family is my joy. My writing is my joy. I find my joy in reading God’s Word. Hearing beautiful music is another joy.


Christmas Is—Ordinary and Extraordinary

One of the silliest Christmas songs I’ve ever heard is “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer.” Here’s the back story to this goofy song.


The Grateful—The Unsung Heroes

Luke 17:11-19 (NIV) Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village,


The Lost Sheep—Lost and Found

Luke 15:1-7 (NIV) Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This

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How to Live Each Day with Courage

Psalm 27:1-5; 13-14 (NIV)             Where were you when the world stopped turning? September 11, 2001, is a day I will never forget. The attackers

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Everyday Mystics—Seeing God

Colossians 1:13-20 (NIV) When did you see God out in the world last? Can you know God through the world or only through the Bible?


Playing Hide and Seek with God

Isaiah 6:1-8 (NIV) Have you ever played hide and seek as a child or even with your kids? Photo by Xavi Cabrera on Unsplash