Do you feel like you’re living in a time when everyone does what’s right in their own eyes?…
Historical research can take me down unexpected paths. I had to learn many things about camels (and their dung) as I wrote about the Wise Men. But, trust me, this isn’t a blog with a high “ick” factor….
Yes, this title is a spin on “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.” But today God burdened me to talk about silt, not smoke. Silt plays a huge role in world history, and it affects us as well….
Grace seems to be in short supply these days. Maybe people are too wrapped up in their opinions to give grace to anyone who disagrees with them. On a more basic level, maybe they don’t know what grace really means….
What is kindness? Paying for the next person’s order in the drive-through? Refraining from negativity in the midst of cancel culture? Shopping for a shut-in?…
With election rhetoric heating up, more and more voices clamor to tell us what to think, believe, and do. The rhetoric reminds me of cupcakes. Fluffy, appealing appearance, frosted with a little truth, but loaded with sprinkles—promises mixed with lies….
Do you have a Bible verse that keeps you going despite everything? Isaiah 64:3-4 is mine. By the end of this blog, maybe it will be yours, too. At the least, I hope it inspires and encourages you….
I’m so glad the Bible records communication snafus. It makes me feel better about mine….
Kindness seems to be in short supply these days. COVID + political mudslinging + family stressors + financial woes has created a perfect storm, sucking kindness into its vortex like Dorothy’s house in The Wizard of Oz….
Tessa Afshar, one of my favorite Biblical fiction authors, was recently featured in the pilot of Morning Star Bright Lights, a podcast sponsored by an independent Christian bookstore on the East Coast. The host closed by asking Afshar what word she would give to their listeners. Without hesitation, she replied, “We have to guard our faith.”…