It’s interesting that one of the first characters we encounter in the book of Joshua is Rahab, who protects the two spies Joshua sends ahead of the congregation. She was no where near the unwitting player one might have suspected she’d be. Her proximity to the margins of the camp not only made her profession …
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There are many things I like about David, but the one that strikes me this morning is his capacity to show love. I’m sure this is the reason God called him a “man after mine own heart.” Saul’s son Jonathan and he had enjoyed a rich relationship. When Jonathan died, David searched for someone from … Continue reading The thing I like about David
The thing I remember most about that night was the incessant, insistent repetitive pounding of rain on the pavement. It was the kind that caught your attention with its rhythm and reason. It was the kind that characterized the storm in my life that night. With an impending eviction the next morning, i found it … Continue reading Storm
She knew she was going to die. Maybe not how soon. Maybe not the exact day. But. She knew she was going to die. Nobody else knew. But she knew. And she hadn’t received any type of diagnosis of disease or prognosis of impending death. But somehow she knew. And she began to make what … Continue reading Myrtle
This piece is an extra because I wrote it on January 1, 2017, and I’m inspired to embrace faith as never before. Many who know me would be surprised to hear me say this because I have a reputation for believing God – that he is and that he is a rewarder of those who … Continue reading Only. God.
I’m so happy and grateful to see another birthday. I just love birthdays. I love the joy of living. I love the joy of acknowledging the grace of God. I love the gathering to celebrate. I love the cake and the candles. I love the gifts and gags. I just love birthdays. For those few … Continue reading Happy Birthday!!!
Some children know from the moment they’re born what profession they want to pursue. Or so it seems. And they do just that. It’s as if it is woven into the fabric of their being. Well we know it is, but what about the rest of us. Those who sort of wander around trying to … Continue reading ‘I wouldn’t take nothing for my journey’
You drop. You kneel. You grab hold of God’s feet. No protocol. You know your connection is good. You don’t need to re-introduce yourself. You know you already belong. You just grab onto God’s feet. You don’t need to ask for salvation. You know you’re already redeemed. You don’t have to explain why you showed … Continue reading The Genius of prayer
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One of my favorite characterizations of God comes from The Shack by William P. Young. It’s a novel with a provocative story that evoked criticism from varied arenas upon its debut in 2007. I love it. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard it would be made… Continue reading Bacon and eggs
Salvation. What is it? Once the original invitation has been accepted and the deal is forever sealed in eternity, what does it mean for one’s life? For the quality of one’s life. Jesus said, “I am come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) Just what does that mean? What … Continue reading A reflection on my calling