A Dwelling for His Name

And rejoice before the Lord your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, the Levites in your towns, and the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows living among you. -–Deuteronomy 16:11  I recently began the process of purchasing a home. If you’ve ever been through that […]

Where Is My Guest Room?

  On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man […]

When Doors Won’t Open

The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.  –Proverbs 12:15 Ever have one of those I-hope-no-one-actually-saw-me-do-that kind of moments?  Let’s say, for example, you are trying to leave a store and no matter how hard you push, the door won’t open. You push and push with all your might and […]


Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”  –Genesis 3:8,9   If you have a dog or cat, you probably have, […]

Getting Tuned In

If we had forgotten the name of our God     or spread out our hands to a foreign god, would not God have discovered it,     since he knows the secrets of the heart?  –Psalm 44:20-22  But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things […]

Love Never Fails

Love never fails.  –1 Corinthians 13:8a Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.              –1 John 4:8, 16 I feel this week’s blog post should come with a warning: The following post contains math.  So for those that hate math, you’ve been warned!  However, it’s very […]

Praising in Advance

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. –Romans 12:2 I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is […]

Watching the Radar

From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth–he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.   –Psalm 33:13,14 www.intellicast.com One of my favorite apps on my smartphone is my radar app. Why I feel the need to compulsively check it every time I […]

Who Am I?

There’s a great scene in the classic film “All About Eve” in which Bette Davis says “So many people know me. I wish I did.  I wish someone would tell me about me.”  Perhaps you have felt this way before.  It’s a strange and uncomfortable feeling when you don’t know who you are. You see yourself in […]