Being Squeezed

2 Corinthians 8:2 “In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.” An unpleasant part of life involves the experience of being squeezed. Pressure forces something on the inside to end up on the outside. Anything from trying to Continue Reading…

We Are…Winning!

Romans 8:37 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” The roar of “We Are….Penn State” boomed across the whole commonwealth. Our unranked football team was up against Ohio State, positioned as number 2 in the nation, but that only intensified the electric atmosphere. Continue Reading…

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…

Staying Steady in the “All This”

Job 1:22 “In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.” Satan hurled everything he could to throw Job off track and derail his relationship with God. He will try the same strategies with us… First, Satan sends invaders to kill Job’s servants and steal his livestock. Continue Reading…