A Hopeless Case

What do you think about when you hear the phrase “hopeless case”? When I hear this phrase, I always am faced with the sad truth— that again and again I’ve seen people deemed “a hopeless case” and written off by people. As well, I have seen people who identify themselves as “a hopeless case” which … Continue reading A Hopeless Case

Listen and Wait

In Psalm 85, the Psalmist asks God for restoration and revival and for a fresh outpouring of God’s love. The Psalmist says, “Now I’ll listen carefully to Your voice and wait to hear whatever You say.” As I consider this verse, I cannot help but be struck by two things. The “now” and the “listen” … Continue reading Listen and Wait

Stop Testing God

Over the past few weeks, I have been saddened by pastors and churches ignoring the government recommendations to not gather in large groups and to practice social distancing. Pastors are holding worship services. Pastors are being arrested. All of this is because of the defiance to the government. There is separation of church and state. … Continue reading Stop Testing God

Two Leashes

This morning in my pre-coffee daze, I neglected to grab my dual leash for my dogs. Instead, I grabbed them each their separate personal leashes and got them ready for their morning walk. I always use the dual leash for walks; if you ever tried to walk two dogs without one, you’d easily figure out … Continue reading Two Leashes

Divided Loyalty

Jesus said that we could not serve two masters (Matthew 6:24). We know it’s true. Time and time again we find ourselves with divided loyalty. The Holman Christian Standard Bible translates it as “an indecisive man… unstable in all his ways.” Other translations say “double-minded.” That wasn’t even a word until it appeared in the … Continue reading Divided Loyalty