Leadership and Liberty

Freedom in life is a fickle thing within the human soul. We are desperate for freedom, yet too quickly squander it. The human life is paradoxical, both formidable and fragile. Every individual carries a duality of purpose. In the Bible, we find the duality of purpose as the basis for the two primary commands, 1. … Continue reading Leadership and Liberty

Confidence In Chaos

Chaos.  What images does your mind conjure up when you see this word?  Images from your home life?  Your job…or multiple jobs?  COVID-19?  Protests?  Political situations?  Health problems?  A broken relationship?  Bills piling up?  The ‘poo’plosion your baby did in her diaper just as you were NEEDING to walk out the door for an appointment?  … Continue reading Confidence In Chaos

Defy Normalcy

History is sprinkled with a few who defy normalcy. A handful of individuals who have left a legacy of an aurora-like experience to life. One so unique that their days spent on earth comprise a category all their own, in contrast to the billions who have called earth home.Moses was such a man.Life began in … Continue reading Defy Normalcy

In Pursuit of a Paradox’s Purpose

“I want to live conquered, and not experience a life free of oppression,” said No One ever.We need law, and want liberty. We need authority, and want autonomy. We need others, and want to exalt the self.Can there be any balance between the needs of life, and the wants of life?We see the paradoxes of … Continue reading In Pursuit of a Paradox’s Purpose

When God Isn’t Enough

Many of us would probably verbally affirm that God is enough.  However, do our daily choices reflect the fact that He is enough? Few passages deliver as powerful a blow as II Samuel 12:7, when the prophet Nathan confronts David after he [David] impregnated his loyal follower’s [Uriah] wife and had him strategically placed on … Continue reading When God Isn’t Enough

Stripped of Glory

In the Biblical account of Adam and Eve, ever wonder how that happened? “Then the eyes of them were opened, and they knew they were naked...” Genesis 3:7a (CSB) How did their perception so radically change?I mean, they had the same body, same skin, etc. It wasn’t like “everything” started sagging and joint pain set … Continue reading Stripped of Glory

YOU are MADE for…

"Made" is a fundamental concept for a Christian worldview, and conversation about human identity. How now should we live? How can we live? How do we live? We live in days of uncertainty, but how is it that we can possess peace, a scarce resource, in this world? Can we know that there is a … Continue reading YOU are MADE for…

Fear or Faith? Paralysis or Progress?

How do you respond to unexpected occurrences…especially situations that you had every reason to believe would go smoothly…but didn’t?  Jacob’s sons returned from Egypt with food in hand…and a story to tell: “Then they went to Jacob their father in the land of Canaan and told him all that had happened to them, saying, ‘The … Continue reading Fear or Faith? Paralysis or Progress?

Stalwart, yet Silent

Thoughts turn like the pages of a skeptic’s encyclopedia. Troubled times seem more like a series of pantomimed clues in a game of charades. Has certainty been shaken?Everyone’s mood more weathered than the change of seasons. Maybe it’s just the spring showers cascading a deeper hue of grey, hiding the rainbows from view. But, let’s … Continue reading Stalwart, yet Silent

What Goes Around Comes Around…Or Does It?

Ten brothers had journeyed down to Egypt.  Famine had overtaken their homeland.  They simply needed food.  Complications weren’t anticipated; after all, Genesis 41:56-57 informs us that, “The famine was over all the face of the earth…So all countries came to Joseph in Egypt to buy grain.”  As the brothers approached Joseph, the usual business formalities … Continue reading What Goes Around Comes Around…Or Does It?