Worship is... Find a quiet, secluded place so you won't be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace. (Matthew 6:6, The Message) Lord, I have shut the door, Speak... Continue Reading →
Many people stumble ... over the question of suffering and evil. They ask, “Why would a good God allow such bad things?” They assume that this question forces us to accept that either God isn’t good, or He isn’t God.
Every writer knows that active voice is better than passive voice. The same is true in our spiritual life. Here is a short list of spiritual active voice elements and their passive voice opponents. Let God work in your heart to eliminate your passive defaults. Light Darkness is not the opposite of light. Rather, it... Continue Reading →
“However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties... Continue Reading →
NOTE: I recently got an email asking about my experience self-publishing with a certain publisher. I think most points are applicable for most self-publish services. This post is not promoting or denigrating any particular publisher. Advantages... A publisher will provide stability to a project, too often missing in self-published books. They provide some editorial and... Continue Reading →
How Can You Tell? Right now, I'm sitting at my desk trying to put together an answer to an email. This is the third email now from this person and everything I tell him just triggers another rant against me and Christianity in general. As a former Christian, he feels that he knows everything there... Continue Reading →
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not... Continue Reading →
I’m not sure why, but mornings have always been a bit of a trial for me. I remember our principal at Bible School telling us that the Christian can bounce out of bed in the morning quoting the verse above and looking forward to another day. But that hasn’t been my experience. So this post is very much aimed at me.