Childlike or Childish

One of my clearest memories of my early childhood was sitting at the bottom of the slide on the swing set in my back yard, on an Indian Summer’s day in early September. I noticed the big yellow school bus stop outside of my neighbor’s house to drop him off from Kindergarten, and the thoughtContinue reading “Childlike or Childish”

Not Too Soon This Year

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isa. 9:6  Lord Jesus, it’s just November 14th, but Christmas music is filling my heart, and our lights on ourContinue reading “Not Too Soon This Year”

An Old Fashioned Word

WHOEVER READS THE WRITINGS OF Christians from earlier centuries is struck with the frequent references to God’s providence. Why don’t we hear more about it today? What imp sneaked in and stole this good word from our twenty-first century vocabulary? The spirit of naturalism that views all events in nature as ruled by independent naturalContinue reading “An Old Fashioned Word”

Do the Math

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us. Rom. 8:18 After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Pet. 5:10-11 Heavenly Father, thank youContinue reading “Do the Math”

Don’t Adopt That One!

Imagine it: the perfect family. The three of them are inseparable. Theirs is a home, overflowing with laughter and love—magnetic, generous, complete. Nothing missing, nothing needed. Their heartbeat is security, trust, and above all, joy. “Love you.” “Proud of you!” “You’re the best!” They don’t need anything. And yet they want to give. So muchContinue reading “Don’t Adopt That One!”