November December 2021

How to Hear from God

Wouldn’t it be nice to hear from God? For students who are struggling to choose a school, a major, a career; for sweethearts contemplating marriage; for a parent who’s worried sick for a child; for an entrepreneur considering a new risk; for nearly anyone who is hurting, floundering, or fearing, it would be so nice […]

The Devoted Creator

It is safe to assume that almost everyone has taken part in creation. Most people have played a part in creating something. It may have been a small something; it may have been a massive something. As children, we make art out of dry noodles and paper plates. As adults, we build cabinets, manufacture cars, […]

Feed My Sheep

Editor’s note: This article has been adapted from the 2021 virtual graduation commencement message for Artios Christian College on August 7.   To the class of 2021: You’ve worked hard. You’ve earned this moment in the spotlight. You are “class unique,” graduating in the midst of a global pandemic! Congratulations! It’s been observed that the […]

Focus on the Faithful — John

It is fitting to end our Focus on the Faithful series with John, the beloved disciple and author of the last book of the Bible. In the stories of the Gospels and Acts, we usually find John in Peter’s shadow. But as a writer, only Paul was more prolific. And as for distinctiveness (his Gospel, […]

Thirsting for God . . . in Grief

“We know what’s best for you,” the nurse insisted. She denied my request to see my baby daughter, who had returned to her heavenly Father just hours after her birth. Yes, my husband could see her. But not me. That set my feet on a road of grief that stretched across years. Few of my […]

Why, Lord?

What is the reason for the hardships we encounter? Why do we have to endure them in our day-to-day lives? Don’t get me wrong. It should be a comfort knowing that as we go through trials, there is One who is aware and is always looking out for us. But when struck at that moment, […]

We’re Not There Yet

Prior to a study trip to Israel in 2014, I understood it was the Promised Land, “a land flowing with milk and honey.” I was not expecting there to be so much desert, so much desolate country, or so many rocks. I’d read the story of the twelve spies coming home with a single cluster […]

Find Us Faithful

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1, KJV). As I reach the age where I find myself one […]

Still Waiting

Growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, I developed the impression that Jesus Christ would return before I reached the age of thirty — let alone fifty! In sermons and old hymns, the imminent return of Christ was used as a warning to repent and be ready. Here we are well into the next century, […]

Oh, the Faithfulness of God!

How can anyone as finite, definable, and limited as we humans are describe something as infinite, unmeasurable, and unlimited as God and His faithfulness? It’s impossible. That’s the position I find myself in. The best we can do is the best we can do. We have available to us a repertoire of fine words in […]