The Murderers Among Us

Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. – 1 John 3:5

The reaction to the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting was universal: Why? How? Why would someone do this, and why would God allow it? How are we to live in a world filled with so much evil?

Such evil, (more…)

Praying for Strangers

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. – James 5:16

If you don’t like awkward encounters, maybe you shouldn’t hang out with me because I’m the queen of awkward. And I hope that’s a good thing.

I’m that person who will ask a stranger how I can pray for her, and then, with her permission, I pray for her on (more…)

When Your Dreams Die

Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. He said to them, “Hear this dream that I have dreamed: Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf.” His brothers said (more…)

Facing the Reality of Aging

Now Moses was 80 years old, and Aaron 83 years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh. – Exodus 7:7

We stayed with our daughter during Hurricane Irma and returned home to find our house undamaged but our yard covered in trees and pieces of trees. Little wonder, considering we have more than 200 trees on our property. The next morning, cleanup began.

Our (more…)

A Spiritual Exercise

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:14

Every day I read my Bible as I eat my breakfast. In the cooler months – far and few between in Florida – I enjoy power walking while I pray. (Take note of the verb “enjoy.”) But in the hotter months, (more…)