COVID-19 And The Urgent Need For Perspective

COVID-19 And The Urgent Need For Perspective

But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?” ~Ex.17.3     There’s no doubt thirst can be a powerful force. It doesn’t...
A Look At The Joy of Living in the Shadow

A Look At The Joy of Living in the Shadow

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”    ~Ps. 91.1-2   In our culture there is a negative aspect to living in someone’s shadow. We want...
What Happens When You Pay Attention?

What Happens When You Pay Attention?

Last winter, as a I drove along the fairly large lake I live near, I made sure to pay attention. I kept a keen eye out for a large bird. When I was growing up, this bird would have been a very unusual sight. Today it is becoming more and more common. As I looked out...
The Best Gift Of The Season

The Best Gift Of The Season

I have always loved the Christmas song Little Drummer Boy. There’s something about the tune, the words, and the sentiment that speaks to my soul. The song prompts me to ask what it would have been like to live during the very first Christmas, to have an inkling of who...
The Love Of God Is A Free Gift

The Love Of God Is A Free Gift

Early on in my Christian life I learned the 1 John 4:7 and 8 song. This catchy tune and direct-quote-of-scripture lyrics stuck in my brain and played over and over. I can remember requesting that song when my small group leader brought his guitar so our group could...