Shopping Endurance

Shopping Endurance

We had lived in Pinehurst for several months when Trudy learned about a place called Furnitureland South in High Point, NC; a city generally referred to as the “Furniture Capital of the World.” We had “downsized” our stuff a bit when we moved to Pinehurst from...
Your New Story: “No Longer Bound”

Your New Story: “No Longer Bound”

I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness.   — John 10:10b Stories are a remarkably powerful communication tool. They permit us to enter the world of others at will to be challenged and inspired. As a child, it was the Old Testament’s...
Scaling Walls

Scaling Walls

The wise person scales the city of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. Proverbs 21:22   While a student at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota, I took an upper level course titled, “Christian Thought,” that profoundly shaped my...
Not by Power, Nor by Might, but by My Spirit

Not by Power, Nor by Might, but by My Spirit

After the exile in Babylon, many of the Hebrews who had been deported returned to Jerusalem. The books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai, and Zechariah all focus upon the activity in Judah during this time period. Zerubbabel is governor of Judah. Zechariah 4:6-10 reads: ...
Why Are You Anxious…Why Are You Fearful?

Why Are You Anxious…Why Are You Fearful?

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  — Philippians...
The Measure of a Man

The Measure of a Man

“So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 I was never a...

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