Hope Does Not Disappoint Us

Hope Does Not Disappoint Us

Hope does not disappoint us (Rom 5:5) I often tell people that my life has been one dream come true after another. Indeed, many of my favorite imaginations have become realities as my life has unfolded. When I talk about it, I know myself that it all sounds to good...
Prone to Wander?  The Antidote per the Apostle Paul

Prone to Wander?  The Antidote per the Apostle Paul

 “Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love……” (Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, hymn by Robert Robinson) A familiar personal battle, one with which most of us can identify—the war within ourselves between two mutually exclusive motives and...
The Avoid-O-Meter

The Avoid-O-Meter

“You would like to know how I behave when I am experiencing pain, not writing books about it. You need not guess, for I will tell you; I am a great coward. But what is that to the purpose? When I think of pain—of anxiety that gnaws like fire and loneliness that...
Three Things to Count on in Our Uncertain World

Three Things to Count on in Our Uncertain World

Comfort often comes to me through the way the Bible places praise in so many prominent places in its teachings.  Often, just as the Psalmist is lamenting about great suffering, there is the sense of an intentional turn, a decision to focus attention God-ward.  In the...