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Hanging onto Hope

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” ( ESV)   Does anyone out there remember the poster picture of a kitten dangling from a knotted rope, its claws embedded in the fibrous nub? It’s still… [ read more ]

5 Truths to Remember in the Face of Uncertainty

  A new guy moved into the marina this week. Laid off after working fifteen years in the oil patch, he was. Like everyone else on the planet, he has no idea what his future holds, but it looks bleak.   The uncertainty drags on. We’re all wondering when things will settle down and return… [ read more ]

From Disappointment to Delight When Change Happens

To say COVID-19 has changed peoples’ plans would be the understatement of the century.   A friend’s daughter is getting married this weekend. The happy couple had planned to invite 200 guests. Now only the immediate family will gather in a back yard to celebrate the wedding. No doubt thousands of other couples are changing… [ read more ]

When Life Takes an Unexpected Turn

      The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. (NIV)     Last Friday I texted a friend with a question. She answered it, but then she added, “Did you see the post about Jennifer?”  … [ read more ]

Encouragement to Those Wondering if Their Work Matters

Do you sometimes feel like you’re pouring time, love, energy, or even money into someone or something as an act of obedience to the Lord and seeing very little payback? Do you sometimes wonder if your effort and investment is worth it?   Read this encouragement from God’s Word and lay those doubts to rest,… [ read more ]

How to Unwrap the Gift of Today

Every morning brings another day to us. We wake with a to-do list in our minds. Sometimes concerns about a sick loved one or a strained relationship or a potential job-layoff cloud our first thoughts.   We roll from bed and grab a bite to eat. Some folks nibble on spiritual nourishment, too, but many… [ read more ]

God Cares About Details–Even House Paint

And so our house saga continues…   Two weeks ago, while attending an open house for a missionary on home assignment, we met a retired pastor. Turns out we have a lot in common: He and I worked on staff at the same Bible college for a few months in the early 80s. (Our paths… [ read more ]

God Shows Up in the Details at Heathrow Airport

In last Friday’s blog, I mentioned a myriad of concerns on my mind that week. One of them mentioned an upcoming trip to Eastern Europe. I wrote this:   Think about boarding a Boeing 747 next week and flying to London enroute to Hungary and eventually Slovakia. I’m responsible for taking a 38-year-old single mom… [ read more ]

Does God Care About You and Me?

Stuff happens. A scan through newspaper headlines proves it: Kids get sexually abused by their sports coaches. A wife and her three teenage daughters are drowned (in Canada, nonetheless) by a polygamist husband whose culture demands him to defend his family’s honor.  A teenage dies after a stray hockey puck hits him in the throat…. [ read more ]