The Honor Guard

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.              (I Peter 2:17) As I was putting away Christmas, I came upon a card from Samaritan’s Purse announcing that my friend Janet had given a donation “in my honor.” My first unedited thought was, How nice. How grateful I am that […]

Real Among the Fakes

When a rediscovered portrait of Christ was recently sold for more than $450 million dollars, the art world gasped, since it was more than half again as much as any of the masters’ works of art were ever known to have drawn. The portrait, Salvator Mundi (Savior of the world),had been making the rounds of European […]

Fitting the Pieces Together

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10) My limited experience with puzzles is that it’s best to start by putting the border in place. That’s the easy part; fitting in all of the irregular shapes (the best kind) […]

Called to Reign

“… what is man that you are mindful of him … you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings … crowned him with glory and honor. … you have given him dominion over the works of your hands …” Psalm 8: 4-6 Intersections are a good reminder that we have options: to the […]

Is Anybody HOME?

“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds. … Teach them to your children when you sit at home and when you walk along the road …” (Deuteronomy 11:18-19) Do you ever wonder how much of our technological advancements are really advancements? It would seem most households could be run remotely these days. In the […]

Waiting … and Waiting!

Waiting is such a loaded word. He asks us to come in repentance and daily yield to Him as Lord. He’s waiting, giving us opportunities to change, repent, gain new perspective, cling to Him, and become more Christ-like, regardless of the circumstances He has us in. Jesus set an example for us in suffering and […]

Taking a Break

Summer Time and the Living Is ...

Recently, an article that ran in The Wall Street Journal entitled “Lazy Does It” suggested 50 ways to help you over-achieve this summer when it comes to under-achievement. Included were several ideas for looking laid back while maintaining some air of chic: Cover-ups to go from deck chairs to dinner (somehow I don’t think I […]

Dream Chasers

During this graduation season, high school and college students across the land are hearing plenty of speeches about reaching further in pursuit of their dreams. Often, the messaging is about the students’ ability to do whatever he sets his mind to do. Well, we who study the Bible know human effort has a lot to […]