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Life Happens in an Instant

Life Happens in an Instant

Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow. (Psalm 144:4, NKJV) Life happens in an instant — one way this moment, then completely different in the next. We define “instant” as a quick or very short moment of time. That instantaneous moment involves the...

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Is Hell Just Fake News?

Is Hell Just Fake News?

If someone actually died and went to Hell, then came back to share his ordeal, would you listen? Better yet, would you believe it or just consider it a disconnected dissonance without his conscious mind and perceived sense of judgment? With all the crazy and fake...

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Bless It or Block It

Bless It or Block It

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4, NKJV) “Dear God, please bless it or block it.” That has been my prayer lately on quite a few life issues. A good friend recently shared that simple prayer with me as we...

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River of God

River of God

The river of God is full of water.  Psalm 65:9 I love a majestic flowing river with cascading waterfalls and misting showers as it powers its way downstream. But as much as I enjoy their thrilling power and soothing beauty, earthly rivers cannot compare to the river...

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Are You Sent or Simply Going?

Are You Sent or Simply Going?

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off. The two of them, sent on their...

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Life is Fragile – Live it with Urgency

Life is Fragile – Live it with Urgency

When I began writing this, my siblings and I were considering different Hospice options for our mother. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease almost twelve years earlier, it appeared she would soon be ushered into her Savior’s presence. Two months later, in the stillness...

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God Still Speaks in Your Darkness

God Still Speaks in Your Darkness

Moreover the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah…while he was still…in prison, saying, “Thus says the LORD…‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’” (Jeremiah 33:1-3, NKJV) We all struggle, sooner or later, with...

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Honor in the Friend Zone

Honor in the Friend Zone

Let’s have some fun with a frightening phrase that instantly renders us speechless: The Friend Zone! Ugghh! Your heart just skipped a beat, didn’t it? Realizing some of you think this topic is about as much fun as a root canal or a tax audit, we’ll keep this...

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Do You Restrict Jesus in Your Life?

Do You Restrict Jesus in Your Life?

So they bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate.  (Mark 15:1b) Jesus — the Creator of everything — being bound. When I read the story of Jesus’ arrest before His crucifixion, the words “they bound Jesus” jump off the page. Think about this: According...

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Perhaps Today, Dad

Perhaps Today, Dad

Billy died when he was eleven years old. Affectionately known as Billy, he was an active little boy. Growing up on a farm in the south Saskatchewan prairies of Canada held countless adventures--miles of open prairie to explore, prairie gophers to hunt, cows to milk,...

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