A God Who Gives Us What We Need

A God Who Gives Us What We Need

A charge is often leveled against God: “He doesn’t know (or doesn’t care about) what I need.” Jesus addressed that during the Sermon on the Mount. He said to the crowd (my paraphrase of Matthew 6:28-34), “You wonder if God…

No Greater Joy

“Guess what I have to do for class?” my son Tim commented to me as I picked him up from school one Monday afternoon. “I have to give a speech on Thursday. The teacher says we need to choose a…

Seeing Things from God’s Perspective

It started last fall a few weeks before her 80th birthday.  Declining health sent my Aunt Dorothy on a 4-1/2 month odyssey moving back and forth between three nursing homes and two hospitals.  The journey ended on March 2, 2011,…

The Faithfulness of God

I had lunch recently with a friend and fellow pastor. We shared what has been going on with our families and ministries the last few months. He and his family faced some big challenges in 2010: the sickness and death…

Next Time It Will Be Different

One of our family traditions is to put up Christmas decorations on the day after Thanksgiving.  The routine is usually the same and this year was no different.  The bins are brought in from the garage.  Furniture gets moved around….