God Does Not Answer My Prayers

Then Moses turned to the Lord and said, "O Lord, why have you done evil to this people? Why did you ever send me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has done evil to this people, and you have not delivered your people at all." Exodus 5:22‭-‬23 The Israelites... Continue Reading →

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Groundhog Day and the Winter of the Soul

This Groundhog Day I spent watching the movie "Groundhog Day" twelve times in a row... yes, the Groundhog Day movie marathon for 24 passes to the movies. As I watched the movie over and over and over again, I was reminded of the book of Ecclesiastes. Just like Phil Connors, Solomon was despairing of life... Continue Reading →

ACES

If we are honest, we don't agree with how God does things. We don't like or understand what He ordains or allows at times. We look at the pain, suffering, injustice, and frustrations and believe that there must be a better way than this. We think of the many times we have cried out to... Continue Reading →

How Are We Doing?

As I've watched my boys grow into men, I have lived the saying, "Time flies and your kids will be grown up before you know it!" There are many precious memories and many regrets... the biggest is that I wish I had spent more quality time with them. As many parents realize, the pressures of... Continue Reading →

How Is Your Walk With God? 

A few years ago, a friend remarked that he thought it was weird that a pastor asked him how his walk with God was going. I thought it was sad that he was weirded out by that question, for as brothers and sisters in Christ, we should all be asking and encouraging each other in... Continue Reading →

Heavenly Father

With thoughts of Father's Day, it is good to remember and draw near to our Heavenly Father. Many are without fathers or good fathers, so it is comforting to know that we all can come to our Creator, Sustainer, Savior, or Heavenly Father. Both as an example to us as a father and as a... Continue Reading →

Defeating the Murmur Monster

Life is difficult and how we respond to that difficulty demonstrates our measure of trust and delight in God. Many times we are too self-centered or self-focused that we miss all the God is doing and working in us and in others. When we are self-focused, we complain, gripe, or murmur. The books of Exodus... Continue Reading →

Joy And Shame, Cross And Throne 

"who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the righthand of God’s throne."  Hebrews 12:2 The Christian life is to be a life of joy. Yet the living of this life brings circumstances that are less than joyful and many times are downright... Continue Reading →

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