Of course you’ll encounter trouble. But behold a God of power who can take any evil and turn it into a door of hope. – Catherine Marshall
Posts in the “God Who” Series There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides across the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty. (Deut 33:26) Jeshurun is a poetic name for Israel used four times in the Old Testament. It means “upright one,” and comes from the Hebrew yashar: pleasing, straight, approved, upright…. Read more →
The “God Who” Series God sees you. Any given moment, it may frighten you – or delight you – to realize that. Either way, it’s an incredibly important truth to embrace. When you’re doing something you want to keep hidden because, deep down, you know it’s wrong, a healthy fear of the God who sees you could stop you in… Read more →
The “God Who” series When someone mentions the man Job, you may think, patient in suffering. That’s certainly the description James 5:8-11 gives. But it may encourage and relieve you to know: Job’s patience in suffering did not look as you might expect. Bombarded with huge, inexplicable losses, Job persevered in that he did not repudiate the Lord. He didn’t… Read more →
Funny. But not. You hang your head when your heart is heavy. You express outwardly the heaviness you feel inwardly – whether it results from sorrow, self-reproach, intimidation, discouragement or despair. King David hung his head the day his son Absalom tried to kill him and to usurp the throne. David had remained blind to the betrayal while his son… Read more →
“I will not be bent in fear.
He’s the refuge I know is near.
In his strength I find my own.
By his faithfulness he’s shown …
I’m alone yet not alone.”
“Alone Yet Not Alone,” sung by Joni Eareckson Tada.
Theme song from the movie by the same name. Nominated by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for an Oscar for best original song.
It’s my first venture into ebook formatting – and it’s live! Safer Than a Known Way, an anointed book by my dear friend, Pam Rosewell Moore. “I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: ‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown. And he replied: ‘Go out into the darkness and… Read more →
Follow God Series – #6 I let go of all I have just to have all of you. And no matter what the cost I will follow you. Posts in the Follow God Series: #1 Don’t omit the obvious #2 Don’t be fooled by counterfeits #3 Hear God’s voice #4 Have a Caleb spirit #5 Have a Daniel Heart #6… Read more →
Follow God Series #5 When aspiring to lead, when entrusted with a leadership role, when seen as a leader, each one of us faces a huge temptation. It’s the temptation to believe leading is the goal. For generations, our church culture has elevated leaders, counting them higher than the “average” person, determining each leader’s level of eminence by the number… Read more →
Follow God Series #4 “Politics is a fact of life,” the leader said. He meant, “Politics is a fact of life in this church-related structure.” He added, “Maybe you need to be more of a politician.” A few days later, Henry Blackaby stood before us, addressing a chapel service. “We don’t need politicians in the church,” he said. “We need… Read more →
Follow God Series #3 Living life well requires following God. Leading others well requires following God. Following God requires hearing God. Yet, usually, our Lord doesn’t speak in an audible voice. We can’t hear him with our physical ears. He has given us Scripture. We can read what is God-breathed. What treasure! Yet no matter how faithfully we study his… Read more →
Follow God Series #2 Walking beside the Sea of Galilee, Jesus called to four fishermen, “Follow me.” Simon and Andrew “left their nets and followed him.” James and John “left the boat and their father and followed him.” All four responded to Jesus “at once” (Matt. 4:20, 22). As they physically walked behind Jesus from place to place, they found… Read more →