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...
The Extraordinary Is Apparent In The Ordinary

The Extraordinary Is Apparent In The Ordinary

Ordinary things are all around us. The very word hints at how mundane and uninteresting the ordinary can be. Yet, unless we are paying attention to the ordinary, we risk missing the extraordinary.    One day last fall I sat watching the birds. As a fairly avid...
Victory In A Most Unconventional Manner

Victory In A Most Unconventional Manner

By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days. Hebrews 11:30     As the Hebrews, under the leadership of Joshua, prepared to enter and subdue the Promised Land, they sent spies out to get a feel for what they would encounter....
Unwavering Confidence In The God Who Is With Us

Unwavering Confidence In The God Who Is With Us

“…let him curse…It may be that the LORD will look on the wrong done to me, and that the LORD will repay me with good for his cursing today.”                                                                                                           2 Samuel 16.11-12...