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.
If God ever wrote a want ad, looking for an apostle, maybe it would include some of the qualifications below. That may seem like a silly idea, but it was a way to begin to appreciate the remarkable career of someone who changed the course of Christianity forever. I hope you enjoy reading this as […]
The headline of this blog might be a head-scratcher for you. After all, Valentine’s Day has its origin in the ancient pagan cultures of Greece and Rome when orgies celebrating romance and fertility regularly occurred. But as the Roman Empire was Christianized, the festival of Juno Februata – the Roman goddess of love, marriage, and […]
With a new year, who better to look at biblically than Abraham, that Scriptural template for new starts. His life spans 14 chapters in the book of Genesis (from 11 – 25) and weaves an extraordinary story of faithfulness, mistakes, and renewed efforts. I’ve loved reviewing the sweeping events of this Patriarch of Israel’s life, […]
While answers to this question might appear so obvious that it doesn’t bear asking, I invite you to pause this Christmas Eve and actually write down your own answers. They probably won’t match anyone else’s list and that’s just fine. What this simple exercise does is bring the life of Jesus of Nazareth, whose birth […]