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What Is Your Etc.?

September 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

When Jesus sent out his disciples, he was kind enough to pair them up two by two. He gave them authority to deal with evil opposition, to which I suppose they may have [Read more...]

Bad Believers = Ordinary Saints

August 14, 2017 // 1 Comment

The church at Corinth was all messed up, both theologically and morally. They were proud and fractious; they tolerated gross immorality, sued each other in court, flaunted [Read more...]

The Sabbath Is a Waste of Time

August 2, 2017 // 5 Comments

  There is a famous book by a rabbi named Abraham Heschel. The Sabbath is a little book about the mystical power of the Sabbath; it has a hushed tone, as though Abraham [Read more...]

Seek the Ultimate Praise

August 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

The woman described in Proverbs 31 has been my mentor for many years. I have learned from her wholehearted example of living out her everyday life for God. The priority in [Read more...]

The Art of Dining Alone

July 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

I never intended to be single again, but I found myself in that place for more than five years. It goes without saying that I would never have wanted any of that to happen. [Read more...]

Curiosity Turned into Mourning

July 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Dinah, the Daughter of Jacob, felt bored—and she had good reason to be. Life in a goatskin tent did not offer much attraction for a girl in her teens, especially since her [Read more...]

Perseverance Through Trials

July 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Perseverance is not a particularly happy word, but it is a strong word—full of iron. It implies making a conscious decision to face reality and to persist with hope. I [Read more...]

The Day My Quiet Time Died

June 27, 2017 // 1 Comment

I used to have dazzling quiet times. I sat on my bed, holding my four-part prayer notebook as if it were a cherished artifact. Pulling back the tab marked “adoration,” I [Read more...]
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