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Do you know you have a friend named Obadiah, who would lay down his life for you?

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Friend, Do you know you have a friend named Obadiah, who would lay down his life for you? The Obadiah I have in mind was a friend of the prophet Elijah. Obadiah managed the

Recently, the Lord has led some wise people from the East into my life

December 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Friend, Recently, the Lord has led some wise people from the East into my life; this morning, I want to share some of the “exceedingly great joy” (Matthew 2:10) they have brought with them.

Today Jesus tells me to call myself an unworthy servant

November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Friend, Today Jesus tells me to call myself an unworthy servant. With such unflattering words, Jesus does not coddle me, but he does get me thinking. And I think he encourages me to call

The other day…

November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Friend, The other day, I had an appointment downtown and thought I saw a congregation member crossing a busy intersection. The scene made me think of Jesus looking at the crowds and having compassion

This morning Jesus gave me some driving instructions

November 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Friend, This morning Jesus gave me some driving instructions. Since we all experience life as a journey, I’ll pass on what I heard. In the section of Luke that I’m reading, Jesus has “set

A Calvinist, a Jesuit, and an Apostle walked into my brain this morning.

October 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Friend, A Calvinist, a Jesuit, and an Apostle walked into my brain this morning. They didn’t tell me a joke, and they left me feeling sober—sober with an assurance that I pass on with

When I was fourteen or fifteen

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Friend, When I was fourteen or fifteen, my kind father tried to teach me the Heidelberg Catechism. Sadly, his attempt was like giving something holy to a dog; it was like offering pearls to

Recently, I did a Google search

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Friend, Recently, I did a Google search for quotations about the Trinity, and the God who is love introduced me to an Iranian born author named Marina Nemat. In her first memoir, Prisoner of

About Las Vegas

October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Friend, One of the worst feelings I had about the Las Vegas killings was not feeling shocked by it because so many killings like it have happened already. On Sunday night, a few of

What happens when we learn about the depths of evil in the world?

September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Friend, What happens when we learn about the depths of evil in the world? What happens when we learn from people of other religions? Do we believe in God less, or do we love