An Avoiding God?

Do you believe in mind reading? You know - the ability for someone to read exactly what you’re thinking? If you’ve been walking through some tough times lately - with your finances, health, relationships, or just life-in-general - and you read Psalm 10, you might just be convinced that somehow that author read your mind and wrote down your thoughts! How many times have you wondered, … [Read more...]

Beware of False Prophets

If you watch late night television and you’re like me, you might know it’s easy to get caught up in the infomercials that offer the latest, greatest solution to life’s biggest problems. Sometimes they solve problems I didn’t even know I had! But after watching just a few minutes of the infomercial, it’s easy to become persuaded that I really need whatever it is they’re trying to sell. … [Read more...]

Searching for Peace in the Not-So-Silent-Night

My dad typically only wore his suit jacket to church twice a year – on Easter and Christmas. On those two days, my younger sister and I would always be sure to sit on either side of him. Just like Frosty's hat, there must have been some magic in those suit jacket pockets, for at Easter they were filled with black jelly beans and at Christmas – miniature candy canes. All throughout … [Read more...]

Is today Orphan Monday?

With tears streaming down my face, I listened, worshiped, and prayed with people from 24+ countries around the world in thousands of congregations during the live webcast sponsored by Christian Alliance for Orphans.  Weighing heavy on each of our hearts were the known and nameless, near and distant orphans of the world - the 145 million children - facing uncertain futures with no mom, no … [Read more...]

Experiencing a Mother’s Love

Most of us are familiar with the images and metaphors of God as Father, King and Prince.  We even know Him as the Bread of Life, Living Water and Good Shepherd.  But what about God as....Mother?!? This past Sunday we celebrated Mother's Day.  Depending on your background and situation, this day may have been a joyous occasion with many happy memories, or one filled with dread and … [Read more...]