Monthly archive for ‘ February, 2012 ’

Dragging My Feet

28th February 2012 | 0 Comments

Tonight as I was putting Roman to bed he kept asking me why he couldn’t stay up longer. When I said it was time to pray, he said, “I want to pray and ask God if I can stay up longer.” Nice try, buddy. Isn’t that just like us! The more we face the inevitability […]

Random Purpose

27th February 2012 | 2 Comments

Jaden and I were reading in Acts 8 yesterday, the story of Phillip’s meeting with the Ethiopian Eunuch. I was impressed again by this story’s randomness that clearly reflects God’s hand. First, Phillip is “led by the Spirit” to travel from Jerusalem to Gaza. He’s not on a business trip, or traveling to see friends, […]

Why We Do What We Do

26th February 2012 | 0 Comments

Sometimes the motives behind our actions are a lot trickier to pinpoint and define that we might think. Certain actions carry obvious intentions and motives. But so much of what we do is  masked by pseudo intentions. The argument has for centuries been made that motives don’t matter, as long as we do what we […]

Why We Pray

25th February 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently I was asked the question, “Why do we pray?” It’s a good question. If God is powerful and sovereign, which the Bible is clear that He is both, then why do our prayers matter. God is totally capable and in total control. What difference do our prayers make? I can think of a lot […]

The Risk of Grace

24th February 2012 | 0 Comments

I have been reading an excellent book lately called, The Hardest thing to Do. This novel about a monastery in the Middle Ages in England, probes into some of our deepest struggles in knowing and loving Christ. One issue the monks face is the necessity to extend grace to a former rival who comes to […]

Back At It

22nd February 2012 | 0 Comments

Well the hiatus from writing is over! I completed my edits on my manuscript and sent it back to my editor late Monday evening! Who knew that writing the book was the easy part? But I think I am approaching the fun part of watching it take shape in my publisher’s hands. Soon we will […]


6th February 2012 | 1 Comment

My usual practice of blogging every few days will have to be suspended over the next couple weeks. I received my manuscript back from my editor today and have a deadline to meet on making necessary changes! So I will be focusing my all my literary and communication energies on that project. Furthermore, my baby […]

The Good Judge

2nd February 2012 | 0 Comments

Marshall and I were chatting today about a story he had heard the radio that suggested we beg God for what we want, because eventually God will give in to our whining. He was rather appalled at this idea, and rightly noted that God is not like us. He cannot be worn down by our […]