What’s love got to do with it?

What’s love got to do with it?

It is a great kindness to us as followers of Jesus, to have Scripture available to us. And not only in our language, but in multiple translations, all attempting to bring out the richness of the text that we might better see God’s love shining through. This abundance...
A perspective on victory

A perspective on victory

In our readings of God’s Word, we encounter some incredible people. They were people who grew to understand God and his ways, their relationship with him becoming more and more solid with each ‘rite of passage’ spiritually speaking. They were people who knew what it...
A different kind of army

A different kind of army

It’s almost humorous the number of times it has to be repeated in Scripture. The phrase so often heard is: ‘Do not be afraid.’ One would have to conclude that the reason for this command is that the audience was, in fact, afraid.  Jesus says it to his...
Loafers Into Running Shoes

Loafers Into Running Shoes

‘Bold,’ ‘Daring,’ ‘Fearless,’ ‘Courageous,’ ‘Willing to risk,’ ‘Not restrained by shame.’ These are dictionary definitions for the word, ‘audacious.’ I think of pioneers settling in new lands, builders working with untried materials, scientists discovering new medical...
It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

Maybe you, like me, can reflect on some past circumstances which felt so crushing as to be beyond survival. And maybe you, like me, can now look back in wonderment at how, indeed, we did survive and perhaps even prosper, despite the ‘end-of-life’ rocky stretch. And...