When Jesus says “come and follow me”, do we tend to change the subject?
I hope this poem is some comfort to those in the midst of difficult circumstances or pain. Whether it’s those mourning the school shooting in south Florida earlier in February or others struggling with health or other issues. m While rescue may not come when or how we want, God’s promise to stay by our […]
We seem trained to think of the worst about things at times…. If I don’t get this life insurance, all heck will break loose. If I don’t get this new toothpaste, I’ll get gengivitus. If I doing use high-perfomance gasoline, my gas mileage will suffer! If I don’t drink the new Corona Premier, I’ll never […]
Nature sometimes shouts about God. While enjoying this lake at a retreat recently, I noticed something quite simple and wonderful. When the water was calm, the surface nearly perfectly reflected the beauty of the shoreline. If the shoreline represents God, we want to reflect Him, just as this water reflects the trees. When our […]
There’s always that one person that says “let go and let God” right when you are in the middle of a hyper-stressful situation of your life….when you’re trying to do whatever you can to resolve something that seems on the edge of disaster. But, “let go and let God” sounds a bit too passive for […]
Back in the spring I drove to north Georgia with my son Will to see an old friend. As is common in that area, there was a stream running alongside the road kicking up mesmerizing white water. It was clear that the power of the moving water had cut a path through the rocks and earth. When applied over […]
When challenges come our way, the world tells us to “be strong”, “power through it”, “only the strong survive” and “just put your mind to it”. Sometimes we may need to hear those messages, but seldom are we advised to have a humble surrendered heart toward God. Some years ago, I tried to power through and quit […]