21 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 19

In an effort to emphasize the season of Thanksgiving, I'm celebrating it all through the month of November. Earlier I explained my 21 Days of Giving Thanks challenge (which you can read about here). Today let's give thanks for God's gifting to each of us abilities. Day 19 - Give Thanks for Personal Talent It may... Continue Reading →

Can You Count the Stars?

Recently I was reading a Bible story book with my three-year old daughter, Evelyn. God tells Abraham that his descendants would be as many as the stars in the sky. So, naturally, Evelyn started counting. She found 17 stars. How many stars can you count in the sky? None of us can count the stars.... Continue Reading →

Never Overwhelmed

I always enjoy listening to people order food at a restaurant. The waiter asks if they want ice or no ice. Someone wants to know if the sauce is spicy or tangy. Put the ranch dressing in a cup on the side, not on top of the salad. Is the bread gluten-free? I married into... Continue Reading →

Providence: Seeing God on the Mountaintop

Several years ago, I joined with a group of men to hike the Continental Divide Trail. We drove north from Denver just past the state border into Wyoming and backpacked with our tents, water, food, and equipment for three days. We ascended over 11,000 feet on Lost Ranger Peak in the Mt. Zion Wilderness, and... Continue Reading →

More than a Cosmic Accident

Are you a cosmic accident? Is your purpose nothing more than to exist for a few passing moments on this earth, only to fade away with the mass of humanity? If so, why in the world does this life even matter? If God is not in the picture, these questions leave us hopeless. The Christian... Continue Reading →

Just Who Do We Think We Are?

I distinctly remember sitting in a church service, listening to a seasoned southern preacher lament the turn of our society away from God. At the high point of his sermon, he cried out, “Just who do we think we are?” I can still hear those words echoing through that auditorium as we all sat in... Continue Reading →

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