What do I do knowing that God knows all things. He sees all things. He knows my thoughts even before I think them. He knows what I am going to say before I say it. Jesus is an exact representation of the Father and Jesus clearly knew what people were thinking, even to discerning the …

When I was a child, I hid activities I didn’t want my parents – and older siblings – to know. I could excuse the behavior because it wasn’t breaking one of the BIG TEN. There were other things I did I wanted my parents to see and applaud me for doing. If I worked harder …

In my biblical studies, one of my professors taught on the Trinity — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — one God, three persons. It is a difficult concept to wrap the mind around and I don’t intend to do that now, but something in his teaching comes back to me often. Within the Trinity there …

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Matthrew 5:3 Jesus’ perspective on life and what makes life worth living is astonishingly countercultural — not only in his day but in ours as well. As I began reading the blessings of Jesus, his first …

I am not a buffet person. There is so much pressure for me to taste everything and put as much on the plate as I can. Deciding at the table what suits my tastebuds and discarding the rest is a strategy often used. I don’t like that the food all touches and overlaps retaining none …

It is difficult to pick up the newspaper or click on a news link expecting anything other than difficult news. This nugget from scripture has kept me at peace today. Jesus traveled throughout the region of Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of …

Yesterday I wrote that the prayer of my heart is an increased understanding of the revelation of God in Jesus. I want to swim in the deep waters of his love for me and all people. As is my custom, I read a blog or two first thing Thursday morning. The one writing focused on …

High fructose corn syrup was introduced in 1970 as a solution to the rising costs of sugar cane. While reducing the production costs of soda (and many other products), it wreaked havoc on the waistlines of Americans. Obesity grew expotentially in the years following, making it the second leading preventable cause of death in America. …

The book of Job has always been a favorite of mine. Mainly because it gives me permission to allow God to be God, to be content with ambiguity. I am reminded in reading Job there is so much I cannot know about God and how he works. The intricacies of creation are beyond me; the …

A while back I wrote about my sojourn along our bike trail. I am obligated to protect what I see in other’s backyards. They are sharing, even if unwillingly, a look into their private spaces. It is my duty to protect it. Honesty hour! One of the most difficult tasks I face as a human …