I recently read a blog post from a ministry friend. Her post was the catalyst for my thoughts. Her basic question was, “What story gets our attention?” citing the recent headline news of the Royal Wedding and Terrorist’s Death. While…

Earlier this year a friend of mine asked the thrilling question, “What verse can I pray for you this year?” I chose a combination of Philippians 3:10 and Hebrews 12:2, that I would know Christ and fix my eyes on…

As I write this blog post, it is “Good” Friday. Don’t you find it curious why we label it such in the Western Church? In Germany they call it “Mourning” Friday and in Russia “Passion” Friday. The Eastern Orthodox call…

One of the things I mentioned the last time I preached was that too many times we choose the good over the best.  I see this so often in my own life as well as in our culture.  We get…

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,…