Trouble With A Capital “T”

1 Thessalonians 3:3 “so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. For you know quite well that we are destined for them.” The college where I teach recently presented Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man.  One of the songs, “Ya Got Trouble” and the cast’s splendid performance of it keeps Continue Reading…

Redeemed Storytellers

Psalm 107:2 “Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe” They know God’s goodness and love will never end because they’ve been to the end…. Psalm 107 lists them as wilderness wanderers. Rebel prisoners. Foolhardy sufferers. Imperiled adventurers.  They have a story of redemption Continue Reading…

Cowardly Conversations

Ecclesiastes 10:12 “Words from a wise man’s mouth are gracious but a fool is consumed by his own lips.” cow·ard: a person who lacks the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things. Although we typically think of cowardice on the battle field, it can extend to almost every Continue Reading…

Bullets Points On How To Live

Ezekiel 33:10  “…Our offenses and sins weigh us down, and we are wasting away because of them. How then can we live?”‘ In 1976 Francis Schaeffer published his classic work, How Then Should We Live? Twenty-eight years later Charles Colson wrote what he considered to be his most important book, Continue Reading…