Waiting to Run

Waiting for God is not like waiting for the train. It is no more passive than Usain Bolt waiting to begin a race. It is a race he has prepared for mentally, physically and emotionally. In the silence of the breathe before the starter’s gun there is a waiting power. All the passion to run…

Just Wait a Minute!

“If you can wait and not be tired by waiting” Rudyard Kipling Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!         Psalm 27:14 Not long ago I had eye surgery and contrary to my expectations the first three days of recovery were extremely painful. It was a pain deeper…

Go Sit On Your Bed!

“Sit on your bed till your father gets home!” Was one of the most terror filled ways for me to spend an afternoon when I was ten years old. I sometimes wasn’t quite sure what I had done wrong and was even less certain of what punishment lay in store. Though often I deserved whatever…

Sing a New Song

I have always loved listening to my wife sing. Though she has a beautiful voice of her own, her greatest talent is in the ability to sing a perfect harmony that makes both her voice and the other person’s sound amazing. Singing isn’t just a nice idea or something sweet to do with our children….

Good News From the Dead

And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? Luke 24:5 ESV One spring day when our boys were small, I brought home a turtle I had found on the road. They excitedly helped as we made up a…