The book of Esther is full of stories about people whose lives didn’t turn out as planned, so I want to end this series by touching on two of them: King Xerxes and Queen Vashti….
In the process of writing biblical fiction, my research can lead me to fascinating facts, like how first-century Romans built a network of 250,000 miles of roads across three continents. But that’s just trivia until you consider why those roads still endure today….
Have you felt “compassion fatigue” lately? Like you can’t bear to hear of another international crisis, local calamity, or another friend dealing with crushing loss? At times like those, you just want a lifeline. An uplifting movie to ease the pain. An encouraging Bible verse to buoy you. A pithy saying to cling to like a life raft….
If you could ask God for one thing, what would it be?…
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….
A church misconception is that if you’re “godly,” your faith won’t falter. I beg to differ….
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….
The beauty of the Bible is you can read it repeatedly and still discover new facets of God’s truth you didn’t know before….
Last week I wrote about what God revealed of Himself to the Egyptians through the ten plagues. There’s more to that story … cool stuff that doesn’t deal with plagues. (I hear that exhale!)…
As I started my newest day-job assignment writing about a treatment for graft-versus host disease, I had an epiphany. Call me a geek, but I see spiritual implications in many medical topics I write about. Especially this assignment….