Over the last month or two, God’s Word has been such a source of encouragement to Robin and me. It never ceases to amaze me how God will sovereignly direct us to a passage that we have read over and…

Expect the Unexpected

Date: Wednesday Time: 9:03 p.m. Location: aboard a Metra train Journal entry: Just finished a good night with Awana. I went back to close up my office, changed out of my uniform, put a few things to read in my…

There was an old TV show called The Real McCoys in which the grandpa would make some bold statement, then say, “No brag, just fact.” When I was a child I used to have a nagging, guilty thought that God…

Have you ever noticed that most of the God-encounters described in the scriptures happened to people who were going about their everyday lives? Jacob and Samuel were sleeping. Gideon was threshing grain. Balaam and Paul were traveling. And then there…

I’m not so much into making resolutions in January as regrouping. After the fall season, which, in my life, is dominated by the demands of the Christmas Outreach followed quickly by the frenzy of Christmas preparations, I often use the…