We Limit God’s Presence in Our Lives

Nov 12, 2018

How can we truly give God power over our lives when we so limit what He can do in our lives by the ways we think of Him and how we are in this world? I’ve been thinking about the limitations of our thinking and how our idea of God is distorted in so many […]

He Chooses the Sinners!!!

Nov 05, 2018

  Does God choose the people who have never sinned, the followers of the law, the do-gooders who stand out? No. So often he chooses sinners to carry out his will. Think of Abraham who showed the door to Haggar and his son by her when his son Isaac was born. And what about Jacob […]

Healing Pain and Suffering

Oct 29, 2018

One of the least understood ways of dealing with the pain and suffering in our lives and in this world is to not resist the pain and suffering, to not resist what is already in our lives or someone elses. Everyone in this world suffers to a greater or lesser extent and nothing, not education […]

Nothing More…

Oct 22, 2018

“To be humble, to be kind. It is the giving of the peace in your mind. To a stranger, to a friend To give in such a way that has no end. We are Love We are One We are how we treat each other when the day is done. We are peace We are […]

Longing

Oct 15, 2018

We yearn. Pant. Thirst. Long. Faint. Cry out. In the Psalms in Job and in Isaiah we cry out to the Lord with desire, with aching, with hunger. “I will see him with my own eyes.” [Job 19:25-27] “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” [Psalm 42:1-2] “I long to dwell in your […]

The Benefits of a Life Lived in Christ

Oct 08, 2018

It’s not always easy to communicate what a life lived in Christ can offer another person. For those of us already in it, we’ve already turned our backs on much of the world. But we may not be always the best examples of how a believer in Jesus Christ should be, being the flawed human […]

Be Present to Life!

Oct 01, 2018

Who can sit by themselves today in silence and not reach for their phone or the remote or computer? Who can exist at peace with themselves and their life? Who is content to just be in God’s presence today when everything around us is saying: “Escape!” or “Hide!” or “Forget the hard stuff!”   Is […]

Why I write this blog…

Sep 24, 2018

I thought my readers might like to know how I came to be writing this blog and the books I’ve written. So here goes. I started writing before I knew why I was writing, before I had a glimpse of the future. I am so used to just following all the suggestions that God makes […]

The Ten Commandments

Sep 17, 2018

I been thinking a lot lately about the 10 Commandments and what they require of us. The impact of the Exodus story on my life continues now more than a year after I finished the book on Exodus.   I’ve come to two conclusions about the commandments. First, that, if we follow the first four […]

Another View of the Book of Job

Sep 10, 2018

  If we want to know the purpose of the pain and suffering in our lives, we might look to the story of Job, who was a devout believer in God, also a wealthy man with a great family and property and friends. As the story goes, God boasted to Satan that Job was a […]