My dad, — well, he has signed and completed and paid to adopt me, and I am on my way to his house now — is the richest man who has ever lived. He’s kind, sacrificially giving, and good. He’s so good that, compared to him, no one who has ever lived has ever been… Continue reading My Rich Dad, An Allegory
I attended a Christian church service recently about discovering our purpose. We all should evaluate ourselves to define and live for the specific purpose for which we each uniquely exist, the pastor said. We all left focused on ourselves and our performance. A week or so later our whole little family caught a bug and… Continue reading Christian Purpose and Calling: Found.
Are you waiting on God for unfulfilled longings? Sometimes trusting God is hard. Today I’m weary and a frazzled. I forgot to admit how weak I am and have been trying to manage life. I haven’t been leaning on and resting in God this morning. You know what just helped me in this moment? It… Continue reading Trusting God when Trusting is Hard
Whether for correction or for His land or for love, He causes it to happen. (Job 37:11-13) If we have ever seen the limits of our physical strength, we just did here in the Houston area. We are the fourth largest city in the United States of America. The energy capital of our nation. Harvey… Continue reading He Loads the Thick Cloud
Has your heart been broken before? Torn apart? People we love are sinners just like us. And they make choices that hurt us and themselves sometimes. Adultery, pornography, substance abuse, cheating, overspending. And they often hide it. What’s a Christian to do when someone we love is dishonest, hiding hurtful behavior, or unfaithful? It can be… Continue reading For the Betrayed Christian: Healing, Freedom
When events in the news break my heart and overpower my ability to help, there’s something I can do – we can do. Something big! We see it everywhere. Overseas, a crying woman begs the west to “save us or bomb us” to end their suffering under ISIS. A sex slave survivor says, “What they are doing to… Continue reading Government: Little Stream, Big God
There are two reasons. 1. I know God has a history of moving gloriously on behalf of His people. Don’t you love listening to how over and over God came to the rescue of and fought for His people? When the Israelites were enslaved under Pharaoh in Egypt, and God sent the plagues (Exodus), How God defeated Moab… Continue reading Why I Have Hope – Not Fear or Hate – for ISIS