Loving God…

...the way.

I pray that you know God. I pray that you have a relationship with Him. This is all made possible through the sacrificial love of God realized in the death of His Son, Jesus. He paid the penalty for our disobedience to God and did so with love in His heart for you and me. […]

Future of The Salvation Army…

...might include you.

Often I am asked about the future of The Salvation Army. My answer almost always includes my lack of interest in the perpetuity of the movement. Factually, it will survive the rapture! Not because there are leaders who will not be taken up when Jesus returns, but because in many places, the financial security of […]

Faith informs Politics…

...not the other way around.

As believers in God, we take our morality and direction in life from Him. We find this very much in a careful reading of His Word, a relationship with Jesus, in fellowship with other believers and in the midst of mission. I’m convinced that all are necessary for a proper understanding of life as it […]

The Bible…

...is the Word of God.

When you get to know me, you’ll know I am convinced that the Bible is the Word of God. Do you want to know what God says or thinks about a subject? It’s in the Bible? Do you have a question about your life that no one seems to be able to help you with? […]

The Steps of a Righteous Person…

...are ordered by the Lord.

The quote from the Scriptures goes exactly this way: Psalms 37 23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.” They are a great assurance of the presence of God in […]

Great People…

...God sends our way.

In the journey of following God, we meet the most wonderful people. Our calling to follow Him comes with sacrifices and blessings. Meeting new friends is one of the best blessings. We’ve been a few places where the people are exceptional followers of God and worthy of our deepest respect. This week brings us to […]

Keeping It Straight

Apps that work for me.

I enjoy things digital and believe some of the hype that some of these things actually help me accomplish other things while cutting down on the time it takes and the anxiety of getting it all done. Now I need an app to cut back on run-on sentences. I know they exist. Evernote My favorite […]

Taking a Break

...a good decision.

Sometimes the best decision is to simply take a break. In the middle of a deep discussion about the way forward? Take a break. Working with a team over a troubling situation? Take a break. Intensely involved or engaged in work or a project? Take a break. Weary in well doing? Take a break. Taking […]

Independence…

...more than a day.

“Do they have a 4th of July in England?” It’s an old (and not funny) joke. The American tradition to celebrate independence from England is a serious matter. In 1776, the conditions were such that those seeking religious freedom in the new world, expected self determination to be inherent. It wasn’t. So the Revolution began […]

Patriotism…

...can be a beautiful thing.

When my father in law saw an American flag in a parade, he wept. He was a patriot. Never having served in the military, somewhere along the line he developed this love for country that never left him. He was a patriot. The older I get, the more I feel similarly. I reckon the cost […]