The greatest need in the world is to know and experience the love of God. I am often overwhelmed by it. It moves me to places I might never have traveled, and it moves me to take action in ways I might never have considered. God’s love compels. Go... More
One of the central truths we learn about God from the second chapter of Jonah is that salvation, start to finish, is from God. It is solely a work of the Almighty. At the end of chapter one, Jonah is in a bad way. He is on the verge of drowning in... More
Several years ago, one of my sisters decided to give up Facebook for Lent. She inspired me to do the same. It seemed like an easy choice, to relegate giving up social media for Lent to the same trivial category as giving up gum, soda,... More
To be created in the image of God is no small matter. How I wish that our minds could comprehend the enormity of it all; but since we use maybe 15% of our brains at any given moment, how will we ever know?
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus describes His followers as the "salt of the earth" and the "light of the world". The very first stop on our tour of Galilee is the grassy hill that has been established as the probable location of these teachings... More
The Reverend Howard Thurman framed Jesus’ proclamation from Isaiah 61:1-2 in this captivating poem, set to music by Dan Forrest. I am so guilty of getting caught up in the angels and the carols and the star... More
Several years ago I completed a 3-year study curriculum that goes through each book of the Bible, at the fast pace of one book a week. We studied Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the 12 Tribes, Noah, King David, and Queen Esther. In Leviticus we learned abo... More
John is the only Gospel writer who includes a certain phrase in telling the miracle of the loaves and fish. This phrase recently caught my attention. For days now I’ve reflected upon it, prayed over it, and researched the context. It occurs in Joh... More