As I wrote about in my last post The Battle For The Mind, memories have been streaming through my brain lately about my dad and some of his struggles. I wrote about him in my book The God of All Comfort, but for some unknown reason I’ve yet to really say much about him since … More Dad
It’s almost Christmas – one of the most wonderful times of the year for those who have faith in Jesus. Why? Because this is the time of year when Jesus chose to come down to earth in human form as a mere babe. He did this because of His intense love for us. But this … More The Battle For The Mind
Have you ever invited someone to church, they accept, and then when they’re sitting by you there you find yourself sweating bullets during the entire service? Why do we do that? As if us sitting there being anxious is going to have any effect on what the person hears! I’m a person who eats when … More Oh, Yeah – Nothing Slips By Our God!
The late C.S. Lewis was a brilliant scholar and writer, probably best known for his books Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters and The Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis was also a confirmed bachelor, who one day finds his world turned upside-down when a lady arrives from America and immerses herself into his life. He ends marrying … More Sharing “Shadowlands”
I admit that sometimes when trials come my way I have a difficult time praising God. At those times I’m too focused on myself and the issues surrounding my life. But at the same time, when I do make time to praise, I find that the issues I’m currently going through somehow don’t seem quite … More Praising God No Matter What
Do you have a hard time accepting generous offers from others? How about from God? The prayer of Jabez seems to come out of nowhere in 1 Chronicles 4:10 (NIV), which reads as follows: Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand … More God, Did I Just Turn Down A Blessing?
Picture it. A cute little puppy dog. And after the puppy dog comes to know you, his little tail will start wagging and wagging every time he sees you. Sometimes you start to think if he wags it any harder it will just fly off! A puppy wagging his tail is very cute; however one … More My Puppy-Dog Tongue
No, I’m not at all relating this post to the hilarious movie back in the 1990’s called What About Bob?. Rather I’m talking about one of my stepdads, Bill. Back in the 1980’s there was a song entitled “Lookin’ For Love in All the Wrong Places.” Now while that certainly applied to me many, many … More What About Bill?
Can you think of a time that God’s told you something specific is going to happen? You’re just positive that He told you this certain thing – and even confirmed it at many different times and in many different ways? But then you wait, and you wait, and … you … wait … and nothing … More But Does That Mean We’re Giving Up On God?
Two tough things: Being still; and knowing – I mean really knowing – a person. First off, being still. I love to have just quiet sometimes. By quiet I mean no TV, no music, just quiet. Even when I was younger and still in school (yes, that was a long time ago), I couldn’t have … More Be Still … And Know