God is Not Swamped.

I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27 (NIV) “I’m so swamped!” I know I’m not the only one who’s heard this. Definitely not the only one who’s admitted it.  But having gotten this response from folks a few too many times over the course of […]

The Wounds of a Lover.

The wounds of a lover can be trusted. Proverbs 27:6a (The Message, NIV) Along with a few other writers, I’ve been reading through and discussing a book on the emotional craft of writing fiction. In it, the author states,  The arc of moral change isn’t complete when change itself arrives….There is one moe step: proof. […]

Why You & I Need Refills.

He satisfies your desires with good things. Psalm 103:5a (NIV) A nearby gas station offers an impossible-to-pass up deal. Up to a whopping 44 ounces, I can buy a fountain drink for only 79¢. After six of these, the seventh is free. My oldest daughter introduced me to this opportunity a few years back and […]

The Extravagant Dimensions of God’s Love.

I ask God that …you’ll be able to take in…the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. To grasp how wide and long and high and deep is His love. Ephesians 3:17b-18 (NIV, The Message)  What comes to mind when you think of extravagant dimensions? Maybe… Edinburgh Castle in Scotland?  The Aleppo Citadel in Syria? Palace of […]

My Unapproachable, Approachable God.

–God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, Who alone is immortal and Who lives in unapproachable light, Whom no one has seen or can see, to Him. I Timothy 15-16a (NIV)  Unapproachable. The word rings warning like a coiled, hissing Ball python. Don’t. Come. Closer. In the personal […]