What Do You Mean When You Say You Believe?

This is the heart of Jesus's message: "Trust what I have done for you. Act as if it were true, because it is!"

Sunday Scripture Ready or not, soon we will be immersed in Christmas scenes and memes, countdowns and shopping guides, and among them will be the exhortation to believe in the magic of Christmas. Every year, snowy backdrops and Santa hats inspire us with the single word: Believe... John's Gospel sets the word believe on center… Continue reading What Do You Mean When You Say You Believe?

Why You Can Trust the Promises of God

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Sunday Scripture If eyes could wear out a page, there would be a hole in my old maroon Bible where Isaiah 41:10 lives: "Fear not, for I am with you;    be not dismayed, for I am your God;I will strengthen you, I will help you,    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Anxiety was my default… Continue reading Why You Can Trust the Promises of God

Sometimes, Instead of Bread, I Ask God for Stones

I have a battered notebook that has been with me for so long that four of its pages date back to the birth of each of my sons.  It is in this notebook that I write down the requests – big and small -- that I bring to God. Should our family take the adventure… Continue reading Sometimes, Instead of Bread, I Ask God for Stones