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 […]

Sacred Conversations…

...personal.

The news is reporting about sacred conversations with the parents of soldiers who have died in the line of duty. Such conversations are personal and should be respected as such. I’ve had many sacred conversations with people of all walks about their relationship with God, and in times of deep grief and discouragement. These words […]

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 […]

Around the World…

...God is at work.

It’s a joy to recognize that God is at work around the world. Even as you read this, know that He is pouring love into the lives of all sorts of people all over the planet. I get such images when I walk the shoreline of the ocean and watch the waves crash upon the […]

Bend the Knee…

...every knee shall bow.

Not wanting to enter into the conversation about kneeling during the National Anthem or protesting unjust practices racially defined, I am grateful we can worship God as we desire in America. There are many places in the world where that privilege is normal and many where it is not. I value the joy of bending […]

God Only Knows…

...where are we headed?

Perhaps this is primarily an American question about the future in times of unpredictable uncertainty. Where are we headed? Bold words do not calm a bold world. Silence in turmoil is not a recipe for peace.  Perhaps other nations affected by this are wondering in the same way. God only knows what to make of […]

End of the World?

...not as I see it.

Some theologians are suggesting that the end of the world is near. I do believe that we are a day closer to the return of Jesus. He said pretty clearly that we will not know the exact day of His return, but that we will see the signs. So I’m not with these folks who […]

Totality…

...blocking the Sun.

We’re using a singular term to describe the eclipse of the Sun today. The word is totality. It’s not really meant to be a label for the event, although, it has become that. It’s pretty exciting for many. Some are even expecting a spiritual experience. Others are saying it’s a sign that God is doing […]

Tarzan Christianity…

...as conveyed by Duffy Robbins

Carolyn and I made it to Ocean Grove today for worship. Dr. Duffy Robbins from Eastern University, St. Davids, PA gave the message about Tarzan Christianity. In his interesting style he communicated John 15:1-11. It’s about vines and branches, hence the Tarzan reference. I will not attempt to restate his message here. Perhaps the Ocean […]