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God Loves Me So Much

20th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Joel was scheduled to have neck surgery yesterday. The plan was to implant an electrical impulse unit into his neck that would basically tell the nerves to quit sending pain signals. It is a surgery his team of doctors, and pain management professionals have recommended as the last course of action they can offer that […]

He Only Ever Read the Bible

13th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Often during my early morning prayer time, I catch myself about to pray for my grandparents, who are both now in the very presence of Jesus. I stop and think, Oh, I don’t have to pray for them anymore. They are with their Savior. And so I turn my prayer into an offering of thanks […]

The Antidote for Sin

6th March 2018 | 0 Comments

In Ephesians 5:3-4, Paul writes a pretty strongly worded warning against immorality on almost every level. Then he makes this surprising statement:  “Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.” Now I’m not surprised to see an exhortation to thankfulness. It’s that little word, instead. What does this command have to do with the prior directives […]

Scraps of Scripture

27th February 2018 | 0 Comments

This tiny portion of the gospel of John, featured at the John Rylands in Manchester, England is thought to be the oldest manuscript scrap of the Bible in existence today! And I got to see it…in a show case, layered between two pieces of protective glass, with a spotlight carefully positioned under it for maximum […]

Football and the Way of Mercy

6th February 2018 | 0 Comments

I have to start this post with a confession: I LOVE FOOTBALL. I am an avid fan. Not only do I love my own team—Go Green Bay!!!!—I also love the game itself. I love to watch the refs and critique their motions and descriptions of penalties. I love to watch the QB’s dance, the runners […]

A God who Pursues

31st January 2018 | 0 Comments

Elijah was a prophet of God during a time in Israel when that livelihood was a death sentence. Wicked King Ahab ruled with his wife Jezebel who served the false god Baal. But Elijah was bold, issuing a challenge the followers of Baal. Whose God would send fire from heaven to consume the offering made […]

A Love for His Word

17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Boarding a plane in Chicago, is pretty routine for me by now. Fifteen hours at 30,000 feet is almost mundane. Curling into a tiny ball, positioning my head against the concave form of the window and drifting off to sleep is no longer an impossible challenge.  I have become adept to this kind of travel […]


9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Epiphany–from Greek meaning manifestation or appearance. Matthew 2:11 “They saw the child with Mary his mother and falling on their knees they worshiped him…” I grew up in a Christian home learning the stories of Scripture and receiving the gospel as a personal invitation to salvation as a mere child. In fact, one of my […]

Blessed is she…

27th December 2017 | 0 Comments

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” These are the words of Elizabeth, full of the Holy Spirit, spoken to Mary as she arrived to visit. Imagine this greeting! What an affirmation it must have  been to Mary’s heart. Scripture does not give us a clear timeline, […]

Waiting with Expectation–Reflections on Micah

19th December 2017 | 0 Comments

“But thou, Bethlehem Ehpratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”—Micah, prophet of the Lord in Judah,  ca. 700BC Micah expected a Savior. Nearly 700 years […]