Is That You, God?

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.—John 10:27

Our worlds and minds are noisy places. In the midst of all the clamor about politics, pandemics, policies and prophecy, it can be hard to discern God’s voice. Is that voice we’re hearing from God, or does it have another source? We can apply several tests to help (more…)

Cheap Imitations

And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent. But Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers; so the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.—Exodus 7:10b-11

When God told Moses to tell Pharaoh to let His people go worship Him, He told them to perform signs (more…)

Seeking Wise Counsel

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel. —Proverbs 12:15

I was more than an hour from home in the boondocks on a story assignment. My maps app had gotten me there without issue, but the route required multiple turns onto unfamiliar roads for 20-some miles of the way, (more…)

Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

We think of Thanksgiving as a time to give thanks for our blessings, but sometimes the holidays don’t bring to mind thoughts of abundance. They instead remind us of loss and want.

The empty chair that just a year ago was filled. That familiar (more…)