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It’s okay to ask why

  It’s been a rough couple of months for many of my readers. We’ve prayed for babies as they go under the surgeon’s knife, dread cutting into the hearts of mothers and fathers as they leave their precious children in operating rooms. We’ve...

Justice will prevail

It started innocently enough. Warm spring sunshine filtered through the newly-unfurled leaves in my daycare backyard. Children unleashed their pent-up energy, zigzagging across the grass. Two of my little girls played on the swings in the playground. Back and forth,...

You are enough

I remember it well, though it’s been almost four years since I taught at a small Christian school in Australia. That day my class of kindergarten students had been…shall we say…unruly. They were much more interested in playing, running around,...

Staring at the Penny

It might be my favorite sermon illustration of all time, even if it was told by my little brother. (It is somewhat surreal to be a member of the church where my younger brother is the senior pastor. I mean, he’s up there preaching and I’m sitting in the...

What if it IS all about you?

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned a time when I felt I was collateral damage, a victim of the sins of others. Since then, I’ve been thinking about all the hurting hearts God has brought across my path the past few years. Men whose wives have chosen another....

When God Says You Can

Have you ever had God ask you to do something, and you told Him you absolutely, positively COULD NOT do that thing? I have. Well, not in those exact words. I was much more discreet about it, of course. (Because we don’t come right out and say “no” to...