fog of obedience

The Fog of Obedience

I’m sure you’ve heard of the fog of war, but have you ever experienced the fog of obedience? For twenty years Jacob worked for his conniving uncle, Laban. As the relationship deteriorated, God spoke: “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.” (Gen 31:3). Read more…


“I Believe.”: The Greatest Miracle

Nothing cuts deeper than the death of a loved one in his prime.



So much expectation, potential, and promise are gone in a flash. Without warning, a car crash, terminal disease, or a bizarre, freak accident shatters unfulfilled dreams.

What follows is an empty pit in the stomach, a gut-wrench ache in the soul, a void where confusion and sorrow rush to fill. No words of solace can relieve the pain.

That was Mary and Martha’s reality one cold winter’s day in John 11. Their brother, Lazarus, lay sick on his deathbed. Doctors couldn’t help. (more…)

The Lure of Comfort

I read recently that “it is estimated that only five percent of those who say they have received a ‘call to missions’ actually make it to the mission field. The other ninety-five percent get sidetracked in some way” (Re-Entry, by Peter Jordan). For one reason or another, “life” has gotten Read more…

Riding The Roller Coaster

I have a lot of experience with roller coasters. When I was in high school, several friends and I had season passes to Six Flags. That was the bomb! I remember many late afternoons heading over to the park to take advantage of the hour before closing–that was the best Read more…