Let it Rain

When was the last time you went running through the rain without a rain coat or umbrella? It was probably a long time ago; long before you worried about your clothes, or considered that you might get a cold. But maybe you always considered those things and never ran through the rain. Whether you chose…

Let it Snow

Usually, when I look at the world from my office window, I can’t tell if any precipitation is falling. I have no point of reference to distinguish between water droplets and the sky above. But, when it snows, I can see every flake so clearly; especially when it falls down in big, feathery chunks. They…

My Friday Afternoon

It’s late on a Friday afternoon, and I am here; writing. I could be in the gym or at home; doing laundry, reading a book, or watching a movie. And on any given afternoon, there are a lot of things I could be doing, but I often choose to do the things I probably shouldn’t…

Fear has no Home

Fear is no way to live. It effectively chokes off our water supply, neutralizes anything that could help us grow spiritually, and won’t allow the Son to shine into the depths of our hearts. Of course, we know how bad fear can be, yet it still takes hold and is welcomed where it should be…

When You Want to Give Up

Part of being an adult (or being human) means that hard times will come and difficult decisions must be made. The temptation to give up is great, but most people deem the cost of giving up to be too high. So, instead, they give up by giving into other temptations; other things that promise them…

Holy is the Lord

     “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.      “The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and man’s spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God. Worship…

Child of God

What does your name say about you? In Bible times, a name held great significance. There were instances where people were named after great events in world history or personal history (Peleg, in 1 Chronicles 1:19, Ichabod, in 1 Samuel 4:21). Names were also given to describe characteristics (Jacob/usurper, Esau/hairy, and Edom/red in Genesis 25)….

Two-Hundred and Thirty-Eight

“Two-Hundred and Thirty-Eight,” the title of this post, is not the number of times I have lost something, nor is it my family’s ages combined. It is not what I had to pay for my first speeding ticket, nor is it the number of days I have gone without doing something. It just so happens…

What Makes You so Special?

But now, thus says Yahweh, Who created you, Jacob, and He Who formed you, Israel: “Don’t be afraid, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name. You are Mine. “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk…

Did He Know?

There is dust in the air. The room reverberates with a continual banging sound, which only stops for a few minutes at a time. Eventually, the dust settles and the room grows silent. A newly assembled table stands in the center of the room. There are still finishing touches to be done, but all of…