You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) My wife and I enjoy going mountain biking occasionally – as the opportunity arises. We aren’t experts by any stretch of the imagination, but we have fun just the same. I remember the first time... Continue Reading →

What’s In a Name?

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Isaiah 9:6 (NLT) Nicknames have been a mainstay of life for centuries. Nicknames generally indicate something about the personality or physical characteristics... Continue Reading →

Mature Selfishness

Lord, you will grant us peace; all we have accomplished is really from you.Isaiah 26:12 (NLT) As a parent, or an older sibling, you may have perhaps noticed that little kids don’t like to share – especially in that two to five-year-old range. It doesn’t really matter what the item is, if they are interested... Continue Reading →

Minute by Minute

Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others; then they will not be unproductive.Titus 3:14 (NLT) I had a job, for one day, at Pacific Union College. It was registration day at the start of the new quarter. This was before online registration was a thing. So, based on... Continue Reading →

Take My Word for It

I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.Psalm 130:5 (NLT) My coach in high school was talking to us one day about this great opportunity that had been given to him. He had received an invitation to a very special program which would... Continue Reading →

I Cannot Tell a Lie

If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But God did listen! He paid attention to my prayer.Psalm 66:18-19 (NLT) I once had a man tell me that he couldn’t remember the last time he’d lied. I asked him if he had a childhood. He responded yes.... Continue Reading →

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