Month: January 2021

  • Can You Trust God when He Is Silent?

    Job is one of my favorite Biblical friends. No matter what Satan threw at him, he stood firm and maintained his integrity. His story is the chronicle of incomprehensible loss. He had questions. And he wished he’d never been born. But he didn’t cave. He lost everything that mattered. And God was silent. He felt […]

  • Rejoicing by Decision

    As you welcome another day, are you rejoicing? If you don’t feel like rejoicing, possibly you’re carrying yesterday’s stuff. Some days I have trouble moving past yesterday’s disappointments, and I find no reason to rejoice. The Psalms overflow with rejoicing. “I will be glad and rejoice in your love” (Psalm 31:7 NIV). “Then my soul […]

  • A Solution for Your Consideration

    Wondering if I should make a political statement. No! That’s way outside my comfort zone. I have opinions, but my emotional makeup runs from controversy. Yet I can say this: the turmoil in our country saddens me. Unqualified as I am to offer solutions, I’m going to suggest one: why don’t we all just walk […]

  • Twelve Steps to a New Perspective in 2021

    How are those resolutions coming along? Since many never last beyond January, I’ve abandoned the concept in favor of goal-setting, based on Scripture. If you want to change your perspective—and your life—this year, consider these twelve steps. Guard speech and thoughts. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing […]