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 […]

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 […]

The Big Picture

In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion […]

Springing Forth

Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them. –Isaiah 42:9 Given the brutal winter most of the U.S. has experienced this season, it has been a most welcome sight to see tiny leaves budding on some of the trees around […]

Faith or Denial?

For we live by faith, not by sight. –2 Corinthians 5:7 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. –Hebrews 11:1   In my line of work, there is sometimes a lot of talk about the idea of someone being in denial. Counselors or group therapy […]

Coats and Cold Noses

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and […]

Hidden Potential

Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. –Isaiah 53:1, […]