Conntecting the Dots

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The Humble Prince

The Scriptures tell us a lot about King Saul and his reign. They tell us even more about David and his journey from the pasture to the palace. Squeezed between the two we find another character – Jonathan. Prince Jonathan, to be exact. He was Saul’s son, the rightful heir to the throne. But because… [ read more ]


“What a coincidence!” How many times have I heard those words? The older I grow, however, the more I’m convinced there’s no such thing as a mere coincidence. God truly orchestrates the details of our lives to work out His plan and purposes. Ruth’s story is a prime example. Check this out: Ruth 1:22 –… [ read more ]

Forever Friends

A popular song at weddings contains the lyrics something like this: “Whither thou goest, I will go. Whither thou lodgest, I will lodge. Thy people will be my people, and thy God my God.” For years I thought those words beautifully described the commitment made on one’s wedding day to one’s spouse. But then I… [ read more ]

Reluctant Warriors

You know what baffles me? That God invites humans to participate with Him in building His kingdom. Does He really need our help? I doubt it – He can do anything He chooses whenever He chooses in whatever manner He chooses. Why He entrusts us with such a responsibility and allows us the privilege to… [ read more ]

The Rich Man’s Dilemma

The religious leader approached Jesus with a life-changing question: “”Good teacher, what should I do to get eternal life?” (Luke 18:1) Jesus’ reply wasn’t what he wanted to hear: “Sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” How did the man… [ read more ]

Honey From the Rock

Whew-jet lag hit me hard this time. Coupled with a bronchial bug that I caught on the way home, I’ve been laid low for a couple of days. Doing much better today, though. Eager to get back to my office again! Hey, how cool is this? I’m today’s featured author at Check it out!… [ read more ]

What is Compassion?

What is compassion? Is it the equivalent of feeling sorry for the less fortunate? Is it crying with someone who’s experiencing a tough time? I’m reading the book The Backward Life by Jarrod Jones. He writes, “In the original Greek language of the Bible, compassion means ‘a wrenching in the guts.’”

Further Thoughts on Fishing

An IM missionary working in Poland – Janna Forseth – emailed this morning to comment on Sunday’s devotional thoughts. Her insights are worth mentioning:

Staggered by God’s Power

When was the last time you were staggered by God’s power? In Psalm 59, David recalls a time when Saul sent soldiers to his house to kill him. He asked God not to kill his enemies on his behalf, but to stagger them with His power and bring them to their knees. What a prayer!… [ read more ]

The Word "But" Makes All the Difference

Have you ever noticed how the word but makes a massive difference in how a story ends? Here are a few fictional examples: * Megan was going to marry Jim but she changed her mind and married Bob instead. * Leanna was planning to attend university immediately following high school, but she decided to travel… [ read more ]