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Want to live and thrive? Guard Your Heart

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Our District Superintendent of the EFCA Southeast, has a saying which I remember clearly: “The mother of all disappointment is unmet expectations.”  To be fair, he is actually a really positive, hopeful, and encouraging person.  He is not a natural pessimist, or one given to “the sky is falling” mentality.  But over the years, Glen […]

A Prayer for the New Year

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This prayer is from David Campbell’s book Heart Cries to Heaven, found on Tim Challies’ blog Our great and Gracious God, As we come to the close of another year, we would indeed make it the prayer of our hearts that you would abide with us. We thank you that you have been with us […]

Maddening Theologies

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In their book The Diamond of Adversity, Robert C. Palmer and Heather Palmer Welesko (father & daughter) explain that suffering is complex; it is much more than a 1-dimensional problem.  To effectively deal with suffering, it is better to look at suffering from a number of different aspects (imagine a cut diamond and its many […]

Making sense of Coronavirus

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A friend of mine from who is a missionary linked me to this blog by a fellow seminary classmate. I think it is worth reading and considering in these days. Check out Zach Kinkaid’s blog entitled VIRUS by clicking on the picture below-

“Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds”

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[16] “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates, [17] “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’ [18] For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He […]

Why I Love Him

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I want to tell you about my best friend.  I met him when I was 12 years old.  We have known each other for 35 years.  He knows everything about me, and yet I am still getting to know him more each day. He is simply amazing.  Let me try to describe him with three […]