Like a Lizard

 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13

The first time I saw him was when I was (more…)

When Lightning Strikes

For You bless the righteous, O Lord; You cover him with favor as with a shield. – Psalm 5:12

Tacks bearing prayer reminders and Bible verses haphazardly litter the cork board behind my desk, a stark contrast to the orderly home around it. In a fading but elegant script on a torn piece of notebook paper is written Psalm 5:12. It reminds (more…)

Maintaining Perspective

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. – Philippians 2:3-4

It stormed last night just as I was getting ready to leave for choir practice. If you’ve ever seen a Florida storm, (more…)

Living as His Ambassadors in the Face of Tragedy

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. – Romans 12:15

A middle schooler so defeated by bullying that he shoots himself to death in his school. A grandfather who kills his daughter and his six grandchildren, then calls 911 to tell the dispatcher what he has done and promises her police will find him dead as well.

This is (more…)

Beautiful Clouds: Looking to the Sky for God’s Promises

In the Sunshine State, we have two seasons: One is unbearably hot and perpetually wet, and one is slightly less hot and generally less wet. Recently after enduring an especially painful gathering, stepping outside in the rain seemed more pleasant than the safe confines I had left. I was free. And God filled my trip home with sweet reminders.

First was the (more…)