When It’s Not About Others

The longer I live in this world and walk with the Lord, the stranger this world seems, and hopefully, the stranger I seem to this world. That is not a problem, that is by design – God’s design.  This world is in constant reaction mode — responding to crisis after crisis. Politicians feel the need […]


I just did one of the most heart-wrenching things I’ve had to do in my life. I dropped my oldest child off at the airport to head off to college; not just a state away, but half-way around the world.  We won’t see her for Thanksgiving or Christmas as so many other parents will see […]

Punishment with Promises

There is nothing more the devil would like to do than convince us that punishment is hatred and that chastening is permanent. His goal is always to separate us from our God. He tempts us with sin, understanding that our flesh is weak; knowing that sin will separate us from God. When God’s chastisement comes […]

Life’s A Coin Being Tossed

“Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.  But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his […]

Until We See Him

For more than a week I’ve been away from my family, taking care of immigration paperwork mostly, but also getting to visit with good friends.  I had a scheduled flight to go home yesterday, but another unexpected twist has pushed the trip home to today.  I look forward to seeing my family and they look […]

Disastrous Disappointments

Everyone experiences disappointments in life. As long as men continue to set expectations, men will continue to be disappointed. It is not that expectations are wrong; God has expectations, and He too has been disappointed.  When we consider the life of Jesus Christ, the Perfect, Holy, Sinless Son of God, He did not meet everyone’s […]