God’s Invisible Things

As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 When Jesus sat down for dinner with a well-dressed and wealthy Pharisee their pleasant meal  was harshly interrupted by a…

Get Ready for Battle!

Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth.  Ephesians 6:13-14a ESV After we brought our first baby crib home, I quickly glanced at the diagram on the instruction booklet, then set it…

Peace and Truth

Has anxiety kept you awake all night? Has fear stolen hours of sleep as you tossed and turned in what feels like a hopeless struggle to find peace? Don’t give up or give in because there is always hope that comes packaged in the form of truth. Think back to the endless peace talks that…

Telling the Truth

My problem with telling lies was that one lie was never enough to stay out of trouble and my parents had an uncanny way of figuring out the truth! One of my most liberating discoveries was to realize that while the truth was not glamorous it carried the gold of peace in its handbag. When…

Which Ananias are You?

And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth Acts 23:2 This story is about 3 men named Ananias. While that seems a curious name and no one I ever knew has had it; in New Testament times it appears to have been quite common. These three…