Decades before Daniel spent a night in the lions’ den, he was a teenager in Jerusalem, looking forward to the rest of his life. Little did he know how his life would abruptly change—even down to his name….
From Deuteronomy through the Epistles, scores of Bible verses describe believers as being a child of God. In John 13:33, Jesus called his followers “little children.” It’s more than a term of endearment, and it doesn’t allude to being young in the faith. The phrase “little children” links our life to our position in Christ and what it enables us to do….
If you could ask God for one thing, what would it be?…
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….
We live in a noisy world. People shout loud and long to push their views on others. It wasn’t much different in Jesus’ day….
Despite a crushing work deadline, I’m playing Solitaire on my computer. The project’s overbearing demands weary me. But coursing deep below them, like an underground river, is a more profound fatigue….
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….
Last week I got an affirmation from God. But I’m not sure what to do with it….