Remember Your Calling

And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it. – Colossians 4:17

If you’ve been reading the Bible for a while, you’ll be familiar with the phenomenon through which a verse you’ve read many times suddenly jumps out at you or takes on new significance. Call it a spiritual face palm. (more…)

Your Will Be Done

Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. – Matthew 6:10

We pious types like to throw around the notion that we pray according to God’s will, but do we really? Do we voluntarily sign up to be afflicted, to see loved ones taken from us, or to face hunger or hardship because of some greater (more…)

Walk This Way

We teach children how to walk and talk and interact and master skills by imitation. That’s sometimes a good thing, and it’s sometimes a bad thing, depending on what word or behavior they’re imitating. And all parents have their stories on that one.
I remember, for instance, being at our local science center with my youngest, who loved creating dams in a (more…)