Outnumbered.

How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God. How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. Psalm 139:17-18a I spent this past week serving as group leader at Big Stuf, a youth camp held at the same conference center each year in Panama […]

A Borrowing Problem.

Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34 I have a borrowing problem. It’s not that I won’t do it. On the contrary. I’m typically eager to share with someone in need. The problem comes when something is borrowed but when time […]

Throughout the Night.

Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long. Exodus 14:20 (NIV) As Moses raised one hand over the Red Sea in obedience to God’s command, God drove the sea back with a strong east wind (vs 21) […]

Foot Watching.

“Where you go I will go…” Ruth 1:16 (NIV) It’s said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks (to which I disagree), but who knew you could learn new tricks from an old dog? Case in point…  Our beloved 14-year-old Fox Terrier, Dottie, expends a good deal of energy concentrating on our feet. The […]

The Father I Know.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 (NIV) Growing up, my father worked for a seismographic company in Houston, Texas. He dressed in suit and tie and polished dress shoes, smelled of Old English, and toted a briefcase. He eventually climbed the ladder to VP which afforded him use of […]