Today, I celebrate my other birthday, and I remember . . . Our family of eight never made a big thing out of holidays. No costly festivities or extravagant decor, and birthdays didn’t have cake. Instead, we partied in our own simple way and celebrated what was most important. We pulled out the dusty birthday … More My Other Birthday
I have lots of conversations with non-Christians. Non-Christians who claim to be Christian. The conversation goes something like this . . . “Would you consider yourself to be a Christian?” “Yes.” “Do you mind explaining what you mean by that? In your opinion, what does it mean to be a Christian?” “I don’t know. I’ve … More But Do You Love It?
Every week, I see fatherless babies. Wrapped in the life-giving frame of their hopeless mommies. And I wonder . . . With aching heart, I wonder at her story. The absence of a father. The addictions of a mother. The attention of a so-called “lover.” Trauma. Abuse. Abandonment. Ignorance. A lie-infested culture which has so … More Who Formed You From the Womb
Seems eggs can’t just be cracked and scrambled these days. First, my contentious friends are asking: In what order should they be removed from the carton? Balance must be maintained, they say. Then, in another conversation, one friend says organic eggs are so much better. I haven’t eaten them enough to know, but I’m kinda … More Organic Eggs and My Taste for CCM
Your church is advertising an upcoming Bible study. Do you jump at the chance? Or are you afraid your expectations will be met? I’m no expert on these things, but I’ve come to the conclusion that, by and large, Christians today are afraid of Bible studies. It is an unusual and ironic phenomenon, to be … More Why Christians Are Afraid of Bible Studies
Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about my chronic pain. An all-too-real, daily, constant, never-ending affliction. Years without answers. Searching for help and finding none. Today, much has changed, and I now look at the potential – the unbelievable possibility – that I will one day soon be pain-free . . . Seventeen therapy sessions. At … More My Comfort in My Affliction
Lift up your eyes and see Not the stars in the sky, but the Lord Who makes them and knows them and calls them by name, Who counts them and keeps perfect score. Lift up your head and know That the powers of the earth are but dust. For the Keeper of stars is the … More The Keeper of Stars