Monthly Archives: November 2014

Black Fridays

It was “Black Friday” as I sat at my laptop to write. Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, and my mind has been flooded with thoughts of gratitude. Despite the many hopes and dreams that may never come to pass … Continue reading

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Bring Life

Our extended family had gathered at my parents’ place to celebrate Thanksgiving.  One morning, as Mom reviewed the various breakfast options with the houseful of guests, she offered bacon, eggs, toast, and cinnamon rolls.  To be complete and inclusive, she … Continue reading

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One Step at a Time

You know…if I didn’t know better, I might think God doesn’t want us to get too far ahead of ourselves or ahead of Him. Earlier this week, I ran across a couple of very familiar passages that reminded me that … Continue reading

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The Weak Things

It’s an ancient story that most of us are very familiar with, yet its truths (and our need to be reminded of them) never grow old. When the nation of Israel decided they wanted an earthly king to rule over … Continue reading

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The Rock

The text makes it pretty clear – each and every one of us will have a personal encounter with Christ at some point. The type of encounter will differ based on the choice we make about Him, but either way … Continue reading

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Civil War

In his book, The History of Mr. Polly, H.G. Wells says of the main character, “He was not so much of a human being as a civil war.” For whatever reasons, that description flew off the page and clung to … Continue reading

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To Whom Shall we Go?

“Lord, to whom shall we go?” (John 6:68) When the multitudes had deserted Him, Jesus asked His disciples if they wanted to do the same. Peter’s reply truly resonates with me. In his words, I hear both surrender and security. … Continue reading

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