Anchor of the Soul

Where is your hope today? Is it locked in a safe deposit box? Can it be located in a safe neighborhood in a gated community? Does it depend on what position you hold or what people think? I confess that too often these have been places where I looked by failed to find hope. But…

Choosing a Destination

My GPS has a curious insistence that I set my destination before I begin driving my car. In the same way it matters to God that we ask Him to direct our path early each morning. We might have felt very close to God in church Sunday morning but the distance between praising and complaining…

Weakness of God

“the cross cannot be merely taught or reasoned. It must be experienced” Joni Eareckson Tada There is nothing desirable about weakness especially mental weakness. There are no prizes for not knowing the answers or being lost. I still remember my stepfather’s reasoning about asking directions. “It is pointless because they are only going to tell…

Still Waters!

Does your life feel sometimes more like a roaring waterfall than a quiet stream? Then remember that it is through the cascading circumstances of waterfalls and whitewater rapids that rivers remain clean. Impurities are removed and fresh life giving oxygen added. There at the base of the waterfall the water rests. There is the purest…

A Light in the Valley

There’s a light in the valley of death now for me Since Jesus came into my heart! Rufus McDaniel 1914 Are you passing through what feels like the longest and darkest valley in your life today? David tells us in Psalm 23 that He won’t fear in that darkness because he knows that his shepherd…