When Toto Pulls Back the Curtain.

“Sin’s power lies in being undetected.” (Live the Praying Life. Jennifer Kennedy Dean)             A Sunday-after-church ritual began during my junior high years. I’d read the comics then study the TV guide. Cover to cover. Come spring time I had a specific agenda: locate and memorize the date, time, and channel (Easy. There were three) […]

What If I Believe What I Believe?

“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24)             I lowered my Bible, scratched my head. So does the guy believe, or not? This father had a son who was demon-possessed since childhood rendering him unable to speak. The spirit within threw him to the ground, caused him to foam at the mouth […]

The Young Man Who Really Saw the Show.

“The Lord has done this and it is marvelous in our eyes.” Psalm 118:23 Once upon a recent time a young man was granted the privilege of seeing his younger sister perform in The Nutcracker ballet. Trouble was that her performance date conflicted with a mandatory obligation elsewhere. But God entered in, created a place […]

Heaven’s Hardware Store

In Hebrews 11:3 the Carpenter tells me: By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is SEEN was not made out of what was VISIBLE.      Sunlight placed a warm ray under my chin, directing my attention out my bedroom window. My eyes landed on a maple tree, sun […]

The Day Sarah Called: When Loving Well Means Doing Nothing

When Jesus saw him (an invalid) lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for along time, He asked him, ‘Do you want to get well?… Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.’  John 5:6, 8 Sarah’s call was unexpected. I’d not heard from her in several years. We met the […]

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