Covenant Relationship Anyone

Some babies are born into families where the relationship never rises above mere parental obligation. Though it is rarely verbally communicated, they hear clearly the message, “I will feed, clothe and house you because that is what society demands of a parent. Don’t expect anything else from this relationship. I’ll do what I must to… Read More ›

The Chief Month

March 1, 1963 was the day I came screaming into the world. It was the day my life outside of the womb began. Most years I celebrate the day with my family. My coming into the world has influenced their existence you know.

Which Power

God’s Presence is here to do battle. There is no real question of whether or not he can vanquish the enemy. So, why hasn’t he? Why hasn’t he just wiped Satan out and all that he stands for?  I mean, sometimes don’t you wish he would? Ah, but the Presence of God is not here… Read More ›

The Painful Path

On Saturday morning you can watch complicated issues resolved in thirty-minute or hour long Westerns on ME TV. Hey, evil people will often come to their senses inexplicably in the last minute of the show. I would like to believe that people will come to see the truth through my acts of kindness and love.

Credentials

What are your credentials? What do you have that tells others that you are qualified for the job? It is kind of funny what some people will accept as credentials. Can the son or daughter of Denzel Washington act? Maybe, but I can almost guarantee that they will have more of a chance to get… Read More ›

The Present One

Let’s say you were interviewing God for a job and it went something like this: “Okay, Yahweh, what we’re looking for here is a god who can turn this country around. I mean, this place is a mess; full of corruption and immorality. Women and children are abused; the poor are cheated; the weak are… Read More ›

God’s Irony at Work

Have you ever talked to a skeptic about prayer? “I’ve prayed and prayed and it doesn’t help. I’ve never seen God do anything.” I hear this somewhat frequently. Let me just begin by pointing out that we should hear the pain underlying this skepticism. I have also shouted out to God, “Why won’t you do… Read More ›

Heroines

What makes a hero a hero? I heard a story today of a sixth grader who noticed that his bus driver was unconscious, which would be okay if they were idling in the school parking lot, but they, of course, were not. Instead, they were on a highway and the bus was on a head… Read More ›

Promise Kept

In the movie “Napoleon Dynamite” the character Uncle Rico is a man who is stuck in the past. If his coach would only have given him a chance to play quarterback in the decisive game, his whole life would be different. He would have thrown the winning touchdown pass. He would now be playing for… Read More ›