Guatemala. The Sweet Stuff.

I recently returned from Guatemala with my daughter, Caroline. I didn’t go on this short term mission trip in search of a life-changing event. I’d already visited a village in Mexico years ago and experienced the shock and a good dose of humility that most do when they first see poverty (modest shelters, wooden bed […]

Ruby. A Precious Jewel.

“Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding….She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.” Proverbs 3:13, 15             Ruby is a friend of mine. No, we don’t go way back. The darling lady is eighty-nine years old. She resides in a nursing care facility in […]

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 […]