What is Truth and Who Gets the Last Word?

Truth is a thing that is immortal and eternal. Flavius Josephus It is probably fair to say that most people like to have the last word and that many an argument has been given its momentum because of it. Recently my attention was drawn to some verses in Ecclesiastes that describe the purpose of oneContinue reading “What is Truth and Who Gets the Last Word?”

The Doer Dilemma

When my father retired from work 20 years ago, I remember how he struggled to feel settled and to find a sense of purpose apart from being a “working” man. For a time I think Dad felt a little lost (although he probably would never admit it). The sense of responsibility and achievement he gotContinue reading “The Doer Dilemma”

Response Under Pressure

It’s not the challenge that defines us—it’s the victory! Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do itsContinue reading “Response Under Pressure”

Moving Forward

The design and intent of pressure—when applied to a moving object—is to bring that object to a STANDSTILL! At some point in our lives, most of us will experience pressure that will cause us (even if only for a moment) to stop in our tracks. When Moses led the children of Israel out from underContinue reading “Moving Forward”

God is Faithful

When the morning calls and you rise to begin your day—what do you see? Looking through the window of the day ahead, our view is sometimes filled with unending tasks and constant demands—of problems and challenges to be met and overcome? No matter your location, vocation or situation, there is a view that God wantsContinue reading “God is Faithful”

Be Still and Know

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm  46:10 (NKJV) There is something immediately calming… immediately soothing about these words: Be still and know that I am God! It is a reminder of who He is—GOD! Surely we know this right! Surely we know who He is! It seems sometimes weContinue reading “Be Still and Know”

Don’t Despise the Asses

Sometimes you need to go around the block before your place is ready. Over the years I’ve thought about the life of Joseph. We can all take some comfort from his tests and trials, because they were not the end of Joseph’s story, but rather the beginning. Joseph certainly had some spectacularly amazing opportunities toContinue reading “Don’t Despise the Asses”

Psalm 139

He knows everything about you. You are never out of God’s sight. His desire is always for your good, and He knows all too well how to bring together what’s missing or lacking so that your life reflects more perfectly His glory and His purpose. 1 Lord, you know everything there is to know about me.2 YouContinue reading “Psalm 139”

Thoughts and Imaginations

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. Albert Einstein What a gift God has given us to be able to imagine and see into the realm of possibility. As a young child, I was a dreamer—imagining far-away fantastical places where adventure awaited. I would look up at a rainbow that adorned the sky withContinue reading “Thoughts and Imaginations”