Hungering for Truth

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. –Isaiah 55:8 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. –1 Corinthians 13:12 […]

Time for the Weed-Wacker

“Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.  —Matthew 13:13b   It’s amazing how quickly a building begins to fall apart when it’s been neglected. It doesn’t take long at all for ceilings to crack, walls to crumble, and weeds to overtake the structure. Even if a building hasn’t decayed […]

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 […]

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 […]

On the Path: Finding Your Purpose

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  –Ephesians 2:10 I was recently invited to speak at a local church on finding your purpose. My schedule prevented me from being able to accept the invitation; however, it did get me thinking about this […]

When to Get Out of the Boat

Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”  “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come […]