This column is dedicated to R, who loves Psalm 63, memorized it, and even had her kids memorize it.

Barry and I were in his boat off the southwest coast of Florida last week. Channel markers can be confusing to a novice, but they are definite…

Can you recall a time you fainted?

1When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2So many gathered around that there was no longer room fo…

As terrible as rejection by someone on earth is, the sense of God’s rejection is worse—far worse. Do you feel that sometimes?

The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death. So says Paul in Romans 8:2, but what exactly doe…

In a world and time where there are a ton of spewing words, we need a well-spoken word from God.

It’s one of my favorite movie scenes. It is World War II, and General Patton is leading a tank battle against the infamous Johannes Erwin Euge…

I was so ready for last Sunday.

1Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the…

Perhaps my favorite Sunday School teacher of all time was my middle school boys class teacher, Don. How he could excite and engage our class o…

Christians live between two realities; on the one hand is regeneration and new birth, and on the other is the total transformation when we wil…

Sometimes, with familiar people or unusual situations we miss the joy of God’s unique gift they or it can be.

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O God, save me by your name, and vindicate me by your might. 2O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth. 3For strangers have ri…

What is your least favorite vegetable?

I’ve been working through Romans 7:22-8:14 trying to memorize this passage in Greek, and it is starting to come alive for me.

The Apostle Paul said, “For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). Do we believe this?

Now our county, too, has been visited by the coronavirus. Like the springtime swollen waters of a rising creek, the pesky coronavirus has inva…

In times like these we need old friends—trustworthy friends we can talk to and from whom we can receive a touch. One of mine is Psalm 31:19-20…

Psalm 51 is a song of joy, yet “Studying the Bible and exploring theology should be unsettling.” Mark G. Johnston notes, “It is not just that …

1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the…

In a circle of pray-ers, Laura, who oozes of Christ, prayed for an ailing man we all knew and said, “Father, help him to not miss the opportun…

What does the Bible have to say to us, Christ’s people, in the midst of this pandemic?

It is among my very favorite stories and worth repeating at this unusual time of social distancing.

We followers of Jesus often sing and say it, but how is it that we actually love Jesus Christ?

In your world travels or dreams, what is the most beautiful city you would like visit?