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?

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

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.

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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…

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

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?

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 …

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…

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?

Sometimes, the Psalms take us to unexpected places, like Psalm 49. It is not a glitzy tourist stop. Rather, it is a significant landmark worth…