Did you ever try to run away from home as a kid? I didn’t. But as an adult, sometimes I’ve wanted to run away from life. That’s how Hagar felt when she ran away—both times….
Last week, life was a mess. New health issues threatened me, a client discriminated against me, more friends buried loved ones, and I was like, “Really? Again? Still?” So God in His goodness nudged me toward Psalm 62….
If you were outdoors at the right time this past week (June 17–27), you could see five planets align in sky about an hour before dawn. In ancient times, such an alignment portended a massive upheaval, like a change of government or religion. This planetary performance peaked on June 24, with the moon additionally pairing with Uranus (visible halfway between Venus and Mars). Draw whatever conclusion you want regarding the significance of that date in light of current events….
A church misconception is that if you’re “godly,” your faith won’t falter. I beg to differ….
A four-year-old came to his mom, tears coursing down his face. “I have too many sads in my eyes!” he cried. (What description could be more perfect?) In reply, his mom hugged him tight and loved on him, making the sads all better….
In my read-straight-through-the Bible effort, I’m almost through the book of Judges. It is UGLY. “And the Israelites did evil in the sight of the Lord”—on repeat. I asked God if I could skip Judges. Seriously. Of course, I knew the answer before I asked. Every word of the Bible is there for a reason….
What’s the strongest fortress you can think of? Alcatraz? Masada? The Great Wall of China? All have been breached. Very few fortresses have never been breached or taken. Hochosterwitz (pictured on this page) has fourteen lines of defense and has never been taken, yet its claim to fame is not well known….
How do you handle a promise God directs specifically to you?…
Last weekend I saw the movie Sabina, which chronicles the early years of Sabina and Richard Wurmbrand’s marriage. They hadn’t been Christians very long when they started to risk their lives to spread the Gospel and help Jews escape Romania during WWII….
Do you have Sunday school memories of Balaam’s talking donkey? From that charming perspective, Balaam seems to be the ass, while the donkey wisely recognizes God’s angel standing in the road. But the full story is more interesting—and totally relevant to today’s current events….