The Lord’s Will and You and Me

The Lord’s Will and You and Me

Some people agonize over the Lord’s will for their lives. These are good people, well-meaning, honestly-searching people. There are callings on people’s lives–the call to become a pastor, a missionary, a teacher, a homemaker, a mom or a dad. But, I don’t think it is terribly hard to find God’s plan for each person; it […]

When the Unimaginable Happens

The tragedy of the sudden and violent deaths in Las Vegas left me stunned. It is unimaginable that in the middle of a music venue, someone unknown to those attending would suddenly open fire and kill and maim people who were strangers to him. Why? The people who died and the people who are now […]

Ownership

Ownership

“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1). So begins one of the most powerful chapters in the Bible. It ties in nicely with one of my favorite songs, “This is my Father’s world.” Sometimes we forget Who is the ultimate authority, Who has final […]

When the Storms of Life Are Raging

When the Storms of Life Are Raging

There’s an old song that goes  like this, “When the storms of life are raging, stand by me.” The words refer to the emotional, spiritual storms that we all encounter but could also be applied to the violent weather around the globe. In particular this morning, I’m thinking about the people in the path of […]

Seeking Refuge from the Storms

Seeking Refuge from the Storms

The approaching hurricane is occupying my thoughts. How bad will it be? How soon will it hit? Please, Lord, keep everyone safe. I hadn’t realized I had so many family and friends in Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia. But, I do. I hope they and everyone else remain out of the reach of […]

As the Lord Made It

As the Lord Made It

Did you ever think about the way the earth must have been, just as the Lord made it, before Adam and Eve sinned and were cast out of the Garden? It surely was beautiful and peaceful; exciting, yet safe. We still glimpse it in the majesty of mountains, the purity of the first snowfall, love […]