When the Doctor Says ‘It’s Too Late’.

If there’s anything that ignites the Ronda Rousey in me, it’s when I’m told, It’s Too Late. One evening in the remote Guatemalan village, I’d neglected to take a water bottle along to brush my teeth. It was dark, I was tired. With a weary shoulder shrug, I fired up a silent ‘what the heck’ […]

Jesus Will See That I Graduate.

Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27 So, my understanding is this… If a student has even one –one- too many unexcused absences, she can’t graduate high school. Or any institution of learning that requires a student to maintain a minimum number of days’ attendance. Period. The days upon days […]

Neither Too Lowly, Nor Too Lofty.

Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, people in exchange for your life. Isaiah 43:4 Growing up, I was frequently and consistently affirmed by my parents. They fostered an atmosphere where ugly words and behavior, either toward others or myself, […]

God is Not Geographically Challenged.

Setting? The Garden of Eden. Players? Adam and Eve, together in a paradise hanging out with the triune God, still innocent of evil. Sinless. Until their eyes were opened. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” Genesis 3:9 I once wondered why the all-knowing God searched around for His first two […]

When Kings Go Off to War…

In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army…but David remained in Jerusalem.” II Samuel 11:1 It was spring, the time when kings go off to war. But King David chose instead to hang back at his palace, sit […]