What if God wants to keep you weak? What if that struggle you’ve been having for years continues on for several more—because God wants it to? God is not unkind. He is never unloving. He has not forgotten you. So if your struggle goes on and on, even though you’ve...read more
Well, I hope someone reads this. I probably wouldn’t. To be honest, the title would normally not interest me.
You see, I really care nothing at all about flowers. I’m not sure I’d know a daffodil from a dandelion! And I’m pretty sure I’ve never learned anything significant in my life from flowers.
Well, I guess that’s not exactly true. I’ve learned that I’m in big trouble if I don’t give them to my wife on our anniversary! But other than that—not a lot of life lessons for me from flowers.read more
We hear a lot about human potential, and it is true that people can accomplish a great deal when they put their mind to it. The objects we will use this very day—from cars to computers—and the various technologies that drive them—from internal combustion to electronic...read more
“A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor” (Proverbs 29:23 NASB). What is the desire of a proud man? He only has one, really. He wants to be lifted up. He longs to be known and honored, recognized and revered. His arrogance makes him...read more
The sanctity (sacredness) of marriage reaches far beyond the promises a man and woman pledge to each other on their wedding day. It is more than the blessed intimacy they enjoy behind closed doors. And it is greater than the commitment one will show the other when age...read more
I watched with horror this week as the New York legislature passed laws so that babies could be killed right up to the time of birth. They also broadened the scope of who could perform this type of murderous infanticide. The most disturbing image, though, was the...read more
Diving with sharks. Diving with sharks with my fourteen-year-old son. Diving in cenotes (freshwater caverns in Mexico). Trips to countries where people are murdered for their faith. Some say I am an adrenaline junkie, an adventurer, or a risk taker. My wife usually...read more
My four-year-old granddaughter, Addy, was intently playing in her room. She heard her daddy calling her from downstairs, “Addy, come downstairs. We need to go.” Addy was in her own little world of imagination, interacting with her dolls. She didn’t want to be...read more
“Three, two, one ...” For so many of life’s great events, this countdown of anticipation stirs imagination! For me, it also represented the ultimate achievement after years of education, preparation, and envisioning my future. Hearing this countdown from the flight...read more
What we call “waiting on God” should sometimes be more honestly called “delaying obedience.” When God speaks, we should be ready to act—and ready to fully act. But His call is not always convenient, is it? There may be something we want to take care of first, or we...read more