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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 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 […]

‘Til I Entered the Sanctuary of God.

When I tried to understand all this, it was oppressive to me…till I entered the sanctuary of God. Then I saw the whole picture. Psalm 73:16-17 (NIV, The Message) This is so like me. I’ll furrow my brow, rub my chin and puzzle over a matter, wondering why pieces don’t fit. I prayed for this […]

In Consideration of the Reader.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. II Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) When crafting a story, I have to consider the reader. Have to. It used to bug me to hear, “Your readers won’t […]