Clear Path

Clear Path

“But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’” (Luke 12:20) I would hate to think that God would look at how I spend my days and sum me up as “Fool!” What a horrible designation! Imagine...
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...
Passed Down

Passed Down

“Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” (Psalm 25:5) Stories from our own families, passed down around campfire or kitchen table, rescue us from the mundane, recharge our minds, and take us places we...
Backyard Pulpit

Backyard Pulpit

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.” (Psalm 16:1) The racket emanating from my backyard escalated, forcing me to abandon my task and discover what could possibly be creating such uproar. With the rumbling of thunder as backdrop, I peered through the light...
Assignment

Assignment

“Let those who fear the Lord say, ‘His steadfast love endures forever.’ Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.” (Psalm 118:4-6) Walking home from school with me, our 8-year-old grandson...