Improbable

Improbable

“Before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:18) Christmas is the outlandish pronouncement that God majors in the miraculous! The details of the Christmas story, the ones we know by heart or easily neglect in the...
Who Then

Who Then

“Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” (Mark 4:41) Who then is this, you ask? Our Lord is the only one who dominates storms and seas with a word, who wraps his arms around their turbulence and makes them heed his voice.  Like his disciples,...
Helicopter Hymn

Helicopter Hymn

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (Isaiah 26:3) I discovered growing up that if my father learned of someone with a particular need, he would stand beside that person, extend his hand, and discreetly tuck cash into...
Peace Treaty

Peace Treaty

“Peace, I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27) Christ arrived on planet earth with this mission of peace in his DNA. To pass on to us what we could...
World Wind

World Wind

“Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” (Mark 5:19) If for a moment I conclude that God is far removed from my world, I need only skim a few pages of the Gospels to gather an altogether different...