God Is Love

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.—1 John 4:7-8

One of the things I appreciate about my friend Bob Goff—whom I call my friend because I’m among the thousands of readers to whom he (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…)

The Miracle of Righteousness

I’ve been reading in Genesis again during my quiet times, and the past few days have reminded me how much I dislike Abraham’s nephew Lot. I’m pretty well convinced if Lot lived today he’d be some hotshot Christian celebrity living in Hollywood and being universally admired for maintaining his integrity in the face of such temptation.

But eventually the press or bloggers (more…)