A collection of Scripture-based messages for growing in the Christian faith.

Engraved In The Palms of His Hands

Recently, during a tender time of prayer and reflection, my heart began to ache for all of the pain and suffering in the world. It seems that day after day, we are assailed with one heartbreaking story after another….so I began praying…praying for the girls […]

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His Message; Your Voice

The air was crisp when I ventured out early one morning to walk Mount Hermon’s Sequoia Trail. Two days had passed at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference and I was eager to spend some time alone with my Lord. I walked about a quarter […]

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God Leads Us

In His Presence

Friends, as we enter a new year, I’d like to try something new. From time to time, in place of formal devotionals, I thought I’d share some personal writings from my journal. It might include a poem or a prayer, or something else God places […]

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Hearing God’s Voice

Have you ever thought, “If I just pray more often, or harder…I’ll get closer to God and be able to hear His voice?” I know I have. But then I read this in my Bible, “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the […]

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Three Things You Need to Change the World

It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in. Because our founding fathers had courage to declare their independence, today we celebrate the blessing of living in a free country. At the first public reading of the Declaration in Philadelphia’s Independence Square, the […]

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Radical Change: Do We Need It?

Radical Change. That’s Jesus. That’s the message of the New Testament. Not narrow, controlling, or harsh, but radical. In Jesus’ day, the religious rulers transformed God’s Law into 613 explicit rules to follow but when Jesus arrives, He simply says, “‘Love the Lord your God […]

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Why the Silence?

The mainstream media’s silence of the Gosnell “House of Horrors” abortion clinic trial is almost deafening. But should this surprise us? “And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works […]

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How Do You Like Your Coffee?

  Not that long ago, a dear friend asked me to print some labels for her using my handy label-maker machine. Her family enjoyed having a variety of coffee but they kept confusing the different coffee containers. She preferred her kitchen to be kept clean […]

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree

One afternoon at the park, I watched in amusement as a dog repeatedly chased a frisky squirrel up a tree. Over and over again, the squirrel climbed down just far enough to tease the dog, only to scramble back up, never coming close enough to […]

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Redeemed Road Kill

Recently, I was enjoying an afternoon walk in my neighborhood when I nearly jumped straight up in the air to avoid stepping on a flattened, dead squirrel lying at the edge of the curb. I was so repulsed; I could feel the muscles in my […]

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