Looking Back

  I was taking some time to reflect on the past year, and came across a Bible verse from Luke 9:62 that really made me pause. It said:   “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”   How much time have […]

An Invitation to End and Begin Well

“But those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” – Psalm 34:10 NIV     I couldn’t help it. A few days after Thanksgiving I found myself thinking about the new year and wanting to be done with 2013 and start rolling out 2014.   But what’s the rush really? There’s been plenty of […]

How Joseph Are You?

“They said, ‘Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know?” John 6:42   Mary’s husband, Joseph, has always captivated me.       He gets lost in the story.   He seems insignificant.   His account is minimal.   Yet…   His impact was huge.   He was important. […]

The Oil of Joy

“Therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” – Psalm 45:7 NIV I’ve been thinking about joy a lot lately.   With all the songs, and cards, and ornaments proclaiming joy, it’s been kind of hard to miss.   But what is joy really? Is […]

A Parent’s Letter

  Dear child,   From the moment of your birth, your Father and I have loved you deeper than any other love possible.  In fact, before you were even here, we loved you.  We couldn’t wait for your arrival into this world and all that lay ahead of you.  The world is a better place […]

Life is good? A Lesson on Indifference

I was at the tail-end of a long day spent traveling here and there, and everywhere.   The late afternoon sunlight was fading fast, but the flickering light of home and rest burned brighter in my mind.   I had many miles and street lights still to go, and it was at one of those […]