Snapping Turtle Grace

“Do you like it here?” I asked my 17-year-old daughter. We were in New Orleans for a few days on a college tour. “Yes,” she said. “I do.” The light … Continue reading Snapping Turtle Grace

Work? Maybe I should Just Lay Down For Awhile…

On the way to take my 13-year-old to the orthodontist today, I sighed and said, “It is 1:30 and I have yet to do any work.” (non kid work, that … Continue reading Work? Maybe I should Just Lay Down For Awhile…

It Sure is Messy Down Here

The new humanity that is created around Jesus (through the incarnation and redemption) is not a humanity that is always going to e successful and in control of things, but … Continue reading It Sure is Messy Down Here

In Appreciation of the Every Day Miraculous

A group of dwarves sat huddled together: suspicious, angry, and self-consumed as the stars fell out of the sky and the great Lion, Aslan shut the door on Narnia one … Continue reading In Appreciation of the Every Day Miraculous

Comfort for the “Survivors”

“That it is rough out there and chancy is no surprise. Every live thing is a survivor on a kind of extended bivouac. But at the same time we are … Continue reading Comfort for the “Survivors”

Treasures in the Dark

Happy New Year. This is what we wish each other. Then, every December 31st most of us seem a little bit shocked by how much the previous year was both … Continue reading Treasures in the Dark

Jesus Can Handle Your Doubt

I have often heard sermons blasting Thomas for being a doubter. Not me. I couldn’t criticize poor Thomas for a second because…I am a doubter sometimes too. I think most … Continue reading Jesus Can Handle Your Doubt

Everything is (Not) Awesome! What About Faith Then?

I used to think faith was a bit like optimism on crack, a Technicolor gala, resplendent with flashing lights and ear-splitting praise, maybe sort of like the Super Bowl half … Continue reading Everything is (Not) Awesome! What About Faith Then?

Bread of Life

I wear a pendant around my neck that is precious to me.  It is a silver casting of an ancient seal my friend Dr. Gabriel Barkay found as he sifted … Continue reading Bread of Life

Featured Devotional At Faithgateway.com

I am the featured devotional today at Faithgateway.com.  Please take a moment to check out “Light of the World”.  

Mourn With Those Who Mourn at Incourageme.com

I was the guest blogger for Incourageme.com yesterday.  Check out my post, “Mourn With Those Who Mourn”, here. I look forward to hearing your comments.

“I Have Seen the Lord!”

“Rabboni!” Mary gasped, and threw herself at His feet.  Mary laughed through her tears as the scent of myrrh and aloes drifted up to her and she realized the men … Continue reading “I Have Seen the Lord!”