In Praise of God’s Slowness.

God is not slow in keeping His promise as some understand  slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. II Peter 3:9 (NIV) Y’all, help me out here. I can’t possibly be the only one who, when reheating something in the microwave, gives the handle an impatient […]

When the Light Will Be the Brightest.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12 (NIV) The other day I received a text from a friend. In it, she shared an update on one of her young adult children who’s continued to struggle with […]

I Pray You Catch What I Have.

All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing. Colossians 1:6 (NIV) Just the phrase ‘all over the world’ and my mind goes right to the continued spread of COVID-19 and uprisings and divisions on multiple levels throughout the world. There’s growth all right. It’s just not the growth I’d like to see. […]

Fight Right: When and How to Take Up Arms

“Nevertheless, in their presumption they went up toward the high hill country…” Numbers 14:44 (NIV) And that without the ark of the Lord’s presence. I got chills when I read this account in Numbers. First thought? What idiots. Until God, in His kindness, nudged me with… You ever taken it upon yourself to fight a […]

For the Sake of….Whose Name?

It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of My holy name. Ezekiel 36:22 (NIV) In my earnestness to pray for things, I all too quickly forget the most significant reason why God chooses to grant answers. Yes, He loves me. […]