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Who is God?

I just don’t understand

If you’re looking for an entertaining mind boggle, ask someone to try to explain the Trinity. You might hear comparisons like, “God’s like an…

Who is God?

In the presence of your enemies

Are you surrounded by people who aren’t all that nice? Maybe a neighbor who is grouchier than Oscar from Sesame Street. Or a mother…

Who is God?

Lost and found

Some years ago, “Lost” posters appeared in my city picturing a homely looking dog named Sidney. A woman vacationing in Mexico had rescued Sidney…

Who is God?

A joyful welcome

“You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance” (Psalm 32:7 ESV). The joyful…

Who is God?

Family is fleeting, but GOD is forever

Pastor Mark Jeske, the original Time of Grace pastor, once told me that I needed to be intentional about parenting in the early teenage…

Living My Faith

Loved by our Father

Years ago Ernest Hemingway wrote a story about a Spanish father and his son Paco who had a falling out, causing the boy to…

Living My Faith

Make us bold to pray

Which of these scenarios best describes your relationship with God? Scenario #1—The scene is a courtroom. God, the judge robed in black, takes his…

Prayer

Going in the ditch

On the way to school one snowy morning, my kids hit a slippery patch and slid off the road. Now, the kids were fine…

Living My Faith

Always surrounded

The math doesn’t work. 1+1+1=1 What? It doesn’t add up. God clearly reveals he’s three. Three distinct, individual persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Yet…

Friends & Family

A father who broke the rules

I’m a rule keeper. A rule giver. That’s a confession more than a boast.  I reflect on the many rules I laid down for…

Friends & Family

Dear Dad

Dear Dad, I miss you every day. Your prayer rings in my ears: “Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord” (Psalm 130:1)….

Who is God?

Does God dream about you?

Olympians dream of gold medals. Busy moms dream of quiet privacy to relax for five minutes without cleaning ketchup off the dog. Oh, and…