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Not until you bless me

Have you ever been desperate in prayer? So desperate you would not stop praying until you got your answer? Jacob in the Bible was…

Who is God?

We must not diminish

My heart is heavy. It is grieving for dear friends of mine who have been through an unfathomable tragedy. For someone who normally leans…

Who is God?

What does it look like to be still?

One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God.” Who knew eight words could be so…

Life’s Challenges

Tune your ears to hope

Back in 1982, the Wisconsin Badgers played Michigan State in a Big Ten football game on the same day the Milwaukee Brewers played the…

Who is God?

God is on your side

Frederick Douglass said, “One and God make a majority.” The idea is that in the face of insurmountable odds, even if you only have…

Life’s Challenges

But you promised

When I’m overwhelmed, I sometimes wish God would pull up a chair and advise me. Jacob had reason to feel that way too. He…

Who is God?

The last runner

My son ran on his high school cross country team. At his first meet, we saw the most remarkable thing at the finish line….

Living My Faith

How to Worship When War Hits Home: An end to pain

Soon after his high school graduation, my father joined the U.S. Marines and did two tours in the jungles of Vietnam. To this day,…

Who is God?

Christmas is a time to seek

How fast do you think the shepherds ran at Christmas? Once the angels had delivered God’s mail and told the shepherds that the Savior…

Life’s Challenges

I think I can. . . . I know God can

“I think I can. . . . I think I can. . . . I think I can,” said the little engine that could….

Life’s Challenges

Baby Jesus came to fight

I like to picture Baby Jesus with a sword strapped across his little back. Maybe a helmet on his tender head. And definitely some…

Who is God?

Not until you bless me

It’s not insulting to be demanding with God. Some Christians, in a desire to be humble, turn all of their prayers into question marks,…