The Certainty of Uncertainty

The Certainty of Uncertainty  O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! Romans 11:33 What does it take to feel confident in or comfortable with our life in this world? If God loves us; indeed, if God is love, why is … Continue reading The Certainty of Uncertainty

Your Will Be Done

Your Will Be Done  Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 This passage comes from the Lord’s Prayer. Many of us repeat it, often mindlessly, on Sundays in church. The sentiment for God’s will to be done is found throughout the Bible. One memorable usage occurs … Continue reading Your Will Be Done

Those Persecuted for Righteousness

Those Persecuted for Righteousness  Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in … Continue reading Those Persecuted for Righteousness


Strength Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.  1 Peter 4:11 My father received … Continue reading Strength

Cures That Do Not Heal

  Cures That Do not Heal Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. Matthew 10:8 On the afternoons of my recent mission trip to Honduras, several of us led Vacation Bible School for the kids. It was a blessing to have fun with … Continue reading Cures That Do Not Heal

The Desperation of Poverty, Part 3

  The Desperation of Poverty, Part 3 For you always have the poor with you, and you can show kindness to them whenever you wish, but you will not always have me. Mark 14:7 I live a fortunate and blessed life. I have never had to worry about where my next meal would come from … Continue reading The Desperation of Poverty, Part 3

The Desperation of Poverty, Part 2

  The Desperation of Poverty, Part 2 For to this end we toil and struggle, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. 1 Timothy 4:10 During my recent trip to Honduras, a line from the movie Still Alice lingered in … Continue reading The Desperation of Poverty, Part 2