A Gift for Our Children

Hey parents, let’s put down the laptop, phone and iPad for a minute and go find one of our kids, look ‘em in the eyes, and say, “You know what, I’m so glad you are my son/daughter.” That’s it. If they ask, “Why?” say, “Just because you are mine.” Not because he is fast or […]

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My Dream for 2014

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:1 In marathons, runners usually “hit the wall” around mile 18 or so, when all the glycogen has been depleted from their muscles. If glycogen is […]

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Come Out of Hiding

I’ve been reading Abba’s Child, by Brennan Manning. These words, from his chapter, “Come Out of Hiding,” could have been written just for me. Maybe they are for you, too.  He writes about a time when he was on a personal retreat in Colorado. As the days passed, I realized that I had not been able […]

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Travel Agent Evangelism

I love books and studying theology. However, this statement in Brennan Manning’s book, The Ragamuffin Gospel, gripped me with a new desire, as Paul said in Philippians 3, not just to know about Jesus, but “to know him.” “Sheer scholarship alone cannot reveal to us the gospel of grace. We must never allow the authority […]

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