Honor your father and your mother (which is the first commandment with a promise) so that it may be well with you, and that you may have long life on the earth.—Ephesians 6:2-3
This Father’s Day is my first without my father in this world. As I’ve shared before, ours was a complicated relationship, largely because of people who kept us apart (more…)
Iron sharpens iron. So one man sharpens another.—Proverbs 27:17
You may hear an argument described as people “fighting like cats and dogs.” But dogs and cats apparently aren’t always enemies. Recently I was watching the cable TV show Secrets of the Zoo, which showed yellow labs being partnered with abandoned cheetah cubs. The results are adorable and potentially life-saving.
Cheetahs, it turns out, (more…)
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.—1 Corinthians 1:18
As I was leaving the grocery store, a new bagger asked if she could carry out my groceries. I said yes, as I usually do, knowing it would give me an opportunity to begin (more…)
A single day brought good news from several friends: A young mom seems to be beating the odds against a virulent cancer; a family friend finally landed a new job; an elderly loved one made it through a difficult surgery. Each time I caught myself responding, “God is good!” As I typed the words one last time, I realized I, like (more…)