Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

It's a week into January, and the New Year sparkle has already started to fade. It only takes a few days to remind us all that we are still sinners in need of a Savior. And because we are sinners, we need to remember that all our resolve, all our good intentions, and all our... Continue Reading →

Christmas in Light of Eternity

Yesterday I received news that a beloved member of my extended family, my aunt Debbie, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack. My heart aches for my uncle, for my cousins, and for all who loved her dearly. It's not what we expected. Unmet Expectations The unexpected loss of my aunt stands out even more... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Christmas Present

Do you have a wishlist? Recently I began the arduous task of sifting through various wishlists to pick out just the right present for each person. But, to me, the best gifts are not the ones found on a list, but the ones discovered in the little moments of life. Perhaps it's happened to you-... Continue Reading →

21 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 14

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). This post marks two weeks straight of giving thanks. If you have stuck with me this far, I'm thankful for you!... Continue Reading →

God Never Breaks a Promise

“It won’t happen again, I promise.” How many times have you heard that line? How many times have you said it yourself? We may have the best of intentions, but conflicts come up, we overbook ourselves, or we get distracted and forget. When people break their promises to you, it hurts. And it might sound... 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 →

I Would Rather…

It’s easy to grow discontent with life. We might covet another person’s home. We may admire their talents or personality. We may wish we had just a fifth of their intellectual capacity. Perhaps they are more popular, or powerful, or physically fit, or whatever. “Thou shalt not covet” is part of the big 10 because... 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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