Have you ever had a painting ‘gobsmack’ you, catch you completely off guard? Maybe you can identify with growing up in a home where art was for everyone else. Sure, there were school outings to local museums that were a nice diversion, but weren’t they more for those who could actually draw?! And then […]
Imagine having gone through one of the most challenging experiences of your life. You might ask (like millions before you have), “Where was God in all of the mess/challenge/disaster”? Now imagine that someone said everything that you had lost (health/spouse/freedom/job/etc.) does not spell the end. Why? Because there is a way out as you respond […]
There are three Biblical books that reference Melchizedek, but it is the first referral which provides the clue to unpack his identity the most–Gen. 14:17 It not only is the first to cite Melchizedek but the first to mention a priest in all of Scripture. In addition to the ritualistic functions we think of […]
The 91st Psalm was our family’s go-to prayer during emergencies –like when a tornado funnel whirled dangerously close to our living room window in Oklahoma. It’s one of the three Psalms my Mom had us memorize and pray before going to sleep—something I was incredibly grateful for as the years went by and new emergencies […]
It is to his lifework that we turn in order to follow him, to continue the work he began. And in doing our own work as disciples, we find that resurrected Christ continuing to guide, comfort, and encourage us forward.