Rainy day remedy

As far back as I can remember, I didn’t like cloudy days, especially in wintertime. They seem endless and hopeless, chilling both body and soul. Still, they are a part of …  »

Jesus and my bag

Over the years, my backpack has taken a lot of abuse. I’ve taken it out in the blazing sun and in the pouring rain, around my neighborhood and on overseas trips. It’s gon …  »

My soul thirsts

“As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God. When can I go and stand before him?”[[Psalm 42:1–2 NLT]] I love this …  »

Playing ketchup

I recently saw a ketchup ad for a famous brand that showed ketchup pouring out of a bottle very slowly, accompanied by the song “At Last.” It reminded me of being a child …  »

God isn’t an elephant

I’m a big fan of Mike Donehey, the lead singer of Tenth Avenue North, and host to their video journal on YouTube. He often shares how he receives inspiration for songs he …  »

When Jesus showed up

It never ceases to amaze me how Jesus shows up in the dark and difficult places of our lives. One such example is told in Luke 8. Jesus, already being thronged by crowds …  »

The game of hearts

How about playing a game where you compete only with yourself and get to do some good in the process? How about the “Game of Hearts”? Last year, my daughter discovered he …  »

Godly free play

Jesus has a special place in His heart for children, and, as Christians, we are called to follow in His footsteps and try to raise our children with the knowledge of God …  »

31 cents

Wow, that’s a lot of money, I thought. Well, relatively speaking. I walk through my neighborhood for errands and exercise, and I’ll often spot coins on the sidewalk or st …  »

The ride

A few months ago, on a muggy Saturday, our family made the much-anticipated trip to a big theme park. Our teenagers, undaunted by hot sun and crowds, were looking forward …  »

Be like the Master

The New Year is already here and I am still contemplating what my resolution should be. I am not overweight and I get enough exercise, so those won’t do for me. I was act …  »

Keep watch over my hands

The Bible has a lot to say about the power of what we say. One of my favorite verses is “Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.”[[Psalm 141 …  »