Don’t Miss the Miracle

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called (more…)

Seeking Wise Counsel

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel. – Proverbs 12:15

I was more than an hour from home in the boondocks on a story assignment. My maps app had gotten me there without issue, but the route required multiple turns onto unfamiliar roads for 20-some miles of the (more…)

Rebounding from Failure

And when they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzzah put out his hand to take hold of the ark, for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah, and He struck him down because he put out his hand to the ark, and he died there before God. And David was angry because the (more…)

When the World’s Going to Hell in a Hand Basket

Wars and rumors of wars. Persecutions. Plagues. Disasters. I have to admit I’ve been having a bit of a tough time knowing how to pray for as I watch the world churn. And I can’t be the only one. And when I read that “all these are but the beginning of birth pains” (Matthew 24:8), I find little consolation. If all (more…)

Sweat the Small Stuff

Ever feel as if you’re stuck in the spin cycle – spinning your wheels so fast that you constantly spin out? You keep waiting for your big break, but it’s brokenness that you get. You pray, as Jabez did, that God will enlarge your territory, but the only thing that enlarges is the gulf between you and your dream. Okay, so (more…)