In recent decades a popular, thought-provoking question has pierced our culture’s consciousness: “How now shall we live?” That question has been used as a title for multiple books and worldview documentaries, and it is fantastic. Any time we consider the circumstances in our world, it is good for us to ask the question: In light … Continue reading Comedy or tragedy–how should we now live?
Do you smile much? Are you quick and generous in your smiling or are you a bit more cautious and reserved? I hope you are a smiling person because there is incredible significance and power wrapped up in a human smile. In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word for smile means to cause to burst, … Continue reading Smile more
Psalm 102:18 says, “Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord.” Consider the word choice in this fascinating passage. When the psalmist looked expectantly toward future generations, he described them as being created not just born: “Let this be written for a future generation, that … Continue reading Created not born
Generally speaking the most important events in our lives do not happen in the limelight when all eyes are on us. They happen on the sidelines when we simply show up for daily life. My youngest daughter, Madelyn, was a soccer player, and over the years, her mom and I spent many dozens of hours … Continue reading Life from the sidelines
When was the last time you read the little four-chapter, Old Testament book of Ruth? If it has been a while since you have read Ruth’s story, pick it up and read it again. You will find that it is a book for our times that speaks to us on multiple levels. However, before you … Continue reading The book of Ruth–a story for our times