God of Kindness

 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant. 1 Corinthians 13:4 “You promised to take them on a picnic!” my grandfather boomed with his deep ship’s captain voice. “You must be kind and you have to keep your promises!” About a year after Nancy and I married we stayed for a…

The Mountain of the Lord

And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen. Genesis 22:14 KJV People often say that God will provide all our needs, or if they are really trying to be spiritual they may say, He is “Jehova Jireh”.  In this…

The God of Hope

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth.  “Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?”  John 9:1-2 It is hard for us to even imagine the position of disabled people in Jesus’ day. Rather…

Peace is Possible

I have spent a lifetime reading the news and seeing images of Arabs and Israelis fighting. From the Munich kidnapping and killing of Israeli athletes to the 50 innocent men women and children killed in a Mosque by a Jewish radical there has been bloodshed everywhere. We have grown immune to hope almost as if…

What Are You Looking At?!

A number of years back one of the men who worked for me had a really quick temper. I found that I sometimes had to make amends for whoever the latest target of his anger happened to be. One day as we were coming to a stop sign Robbie looked out his window and shouted…