Found Faithful, Finding Favor

If you’re like me, you admire some famous person about whom you find yourself thinking, “Imagine what he or she could do for God with that kind of talent.” But the people God uses aren’t necessarily powerful or prominent or popular. They’re ordinary people who demonstrate extraordinary faith and faithfulness. And because of that, God shows them favor.

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A Waiting World

Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ He promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”  But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being, and the earth (more…)

Why Good Things Happen to Bad People

For many of us, life doesn’t seem fair. Godly people are unable to conceive, or they lose their beloved children. We see the righteous die young. They experience hardship and devastation. But it becomes more difficult to process how bad things happen to good people as we see good things happening to bad people. How? Why?

You are always righteous, Lord, when (more…)

Keeping Our Eyes on Our Master

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith . . . —Hebrews 12:2a

My 1-year-old Border collie mix, Biscuit, has perfected a full-mouth smile. But until recently, he wouldn’t smile while walking along a brief stretch of a six-lane thoroughfare we take to get to a favorite walking path. I persevered with training to help him (more…)

God Has This

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.—Colossians 1:15-17

When we face (more…)