I’ve written about the peculiar Christian practice of arguing over films before, and find it interesting that we as Christians are so ready to pull out the knives and… Read more “The Knives Are Out…”
Today is starting off as one of ‘those’ days. You know what I mean. Days when the odds seem to be solidly stacking against you, leaving little room… Read more “Finding Hope in Those Hopeless Days”
The best thing about the Christian faith is that it is based on an everlasting, unchangeable covenant. It is not about us being ‘good enough’, checking the… Read more “The Hope of an Everlasting Covenant”
The lines are drawn. Headlines are swirling. People are doing all they can to get their thoughts out there as fact fades into opinion then into bias then… Read more “In A Time of Turmoil, It’s Time to Refocus.”
Every once in a while I take time to write about the various ministries my family members are involved in. Last year my daughter Ruth made her… Read more “Ngilapha, Send Me.”
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in… Read more “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”
My question is whether all of us who have been so impacted by Linus and his now famous ‘blanket drop’ have really been able to drop our fears throughout a fear-filled year.
Christmas. There are so many things that happen around Christmas that make it what it is. The familiar songs, the classic movies, the decorations, the festivities and… Read more “A Journey to Bethlehem”
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about… Read more “With Thanksgiving”
For the last several years it has felt to me that Thanksgiving has become a bit of an afterthought to Christmas. And trust me, I love Christmas.… Read more “Thanksgiving -More Than ‘Pre-Christmas’”
In the late 1700’s, We The People got the idea that we were tired of being ruled by the British Monarchy and wanted a different option, and… Read more “The Smooth Transition of Power”
Being a sacrifice is not easy, and it was never meant to be. In fact, it is likely to be uncomfortable.
As our nation finds itself in yet another highly divisive election season, our tendency can be to draw firm lines between ourselves based on which candidates we support,… Read more “10 Scriptures to Pray for Our Nation and Our Leaders”
“His Steadfast Love Endures Forever” Yesterday I released a song that is very special to me, titled “Steadfast Love”, and I would be thrilled and honored if you… Read more “Steadfast Love”
As we walk through the carnage of a week of bloodshed and violence, many of us are simply stunned. Many of us are looking for someone to blame,… Read more “Know Your Enemy”
Fear. Anxiety. Worry. These are the words that weigh down every one who is trying to focus their life and attention on the things of God. It… Read more “Top Ten Verses For When You Are Worried and Afraid”
Social media is a remarkable tool. It allows us to communicate anything we want with anyone in the world who is paying attention. Add a trending hashtag… Read more “The Internet Pitchfork Mob; How Should We Respond to Current Events on Social Media?”
This morning I woke up to find that my city was underwater, and when we find ourselves engulfed in a raging flood, it can be easy to lose hope.
As Beverly Cleary celebrates 100 years, I reflect not only on how much the world has changed over the last century, but also on how much it has remained the same. The characters she created so many years ago still resonate strongly with children today, and hold a special place for many of us who grew up reading about them.
“Standing in the full armor of God as we wrestle for the soul of our nation” The song “Let the Church Rise”, written by my friend Jeoffrey… Read more “Let the Church Rise”