5 Truths To Strengthen A Marriage

Weddings are great. Marriages can be, too. Before I go on, let me say in full disclosure—I failed in marriage in the past. It was brief. I was young. God was not a part of it. We, were not part of it. It was rushed and shallow. I made mistakes. I learned much. Today, I […]

A Lesson on Forgetting the Past

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” – Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV I’ve always been challenged by verses that say to forget the past and […]

This Is Where It Begins

 “Go and make right what is wrong between you and him. Then come back and give your gift.” Matthew 5:24   It’s roughly 590 miles from Bryce Canyon, Utah to San Diego, CA. Driving time, about 10 hours, give or take. Words said in that time and distance—none! Well, maybe one or two about lunch […]

He Kept His Promise

  The day she was born, he held her using both hands. His right cupped under her delicate head and the left at her little feet. As in a Lion King moment, he raised her high up into the air, presenting his bundle of joy to the world.   As he lifted his tiny daughter, the […]

Drought Stricken

“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”  Isaiah 12:3  NIV         The State of California is in a drought. The experts are calling it a “severe drought.”   I live here.  Yep, it’s dry! The rains that normally come in the spring were mere trickles this year, and […]

Premium Seating

“Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!”  Revelation 19:9 Have you ever attended an event and had really lousy seats? Like the very top row of a gazillion row arena, or a seat behind a pole, or worse yet, behind a reallllllly realllllly tall person wearing a realllly tall […]

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”  2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV         It happened yesterday.   It happened today.   It’ll happen tomorrow.   I’m sorry, I have to confess, I am not being a good Christian about […]

A Porthole Promise

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays.  Malachi 4:2 NIV       I‘ve had some tough times lately.   Details aren’t needed, nor the sympathy mat.   But days have been tough.   Some of your’s—wayyy tougher than mine, so I barely have […]