Nothing Wasted – Romans 8:28

Nothing Wasted – Romans 8:28

I remember once reading about a remote village in Asia that a journalist visited. Though the village was extremely poor it was idyllic as far as beauty and boasted clean air with a peaceful orderly life for the people. He noted that they had no garbage at all; nothing...
Worth More – Proverbs 10:19

Worth More – Proverbs 10:19

I remember one wonderful July night some years ago while I was on vacation with my sister-in-law’s big family. They rented a cottage on Lake Michigan every year. After a full day of sun and beach, the evenings were always given over to a favorite board game....
The Power of Blessing – Genesis 28:13

The Power of Blessing – Genesis 28:13

I just noticed something new while reading the Bible story of how Jacob was sent off by his parents Isaac and Rebekah to pick a wife. As Jacob went, he stopped overnight and had a dream encounter with God. He saw a ladder extending to heaven with angels going up and...
Are You a Bruised Reed? – Isaiah 42:3

Are You a Bruised Reed? – Isaiah 42:3

Hundreds of years before Christ came, Isaiah spoke of him; “A bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not extinguish.” (Isaiah 42:3) If you have the feeling that you are barely hanging on – your light growing dimmer and...
Which Are You? – Mark 16:15

Which Are You? – Mark 16:15

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” Edith Wharton A few days ago I opened a book and found a sticky note with that quote written on it and it was not in my handwriting. I have no idea how I got it or...