Glory from the Ashes

This is probably the most difficult blog post I’ve attempted to write. I struggled with a title; I settled on this one but it doesn’t quite capture the intent. I want this to be a love letter and a note of encouragement to some people dear to me, as well as to anyone else reading […]

For Such A Time As This

“And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” – Esther 4:14 ” You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:14 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for […]

Reflections on American Christians

I’m concerned about what I see in the contemporary Christian church. I certainly don’t have all the answers and don’t want to give that impression. But when I read the thoughts expressed by some of my Christian brothers and sisters in social media, as well as those of acknowledged ‘leaders in the church’ that sometimes […]

Beating Myself Up

“If a man comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.” – Luke 14:26 I hate my life. I hate not being perfect. I’m tired of not having it all figured out. […]

The Lesson for Today

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps.” – Proverbs16:9 Homo proponit, sed Deus disponit – Thomas a Kempis I’ll ask some indulgence while I grieve a bit, even though it’s really unwarranted. There are others who deal with issues that make mine very pale in comparison. But any time someone […]