Category: Culture

How Do You “Pray Without Ceasing?”

Jan Johnson, Enjoying the Presence of God, says it this way: “The more we welcome God into our thoughts and conversations, the more we desire His presence everywhere–even in the strenuous mental or physical activity.  We alternate between focusing on God and focusing on a task until they blend together.  Our conversations and actions can become…

The Proverbial Problem–Scripture Challenge: Proverbs

I love the book of Proverbs. I really do, BUT… I have a little question I’ve been asking myself. Why in the world does the writer choose to the female imperative when referring to WISDOM? I have never claimed to be a “wise guy”, and don’t want to start now, but I’m not sure that…

Not So Long Ago–In a Land Far, Far Away

It was only a month ago that we arrived back home from our visit to Madagascar. The temperatures here today are in the single digits, with a wind chill below 0 degrees.  Toliara, Madagascar is just a little warmer… In past posts, I’ve shared how traveling to third world countries has changed my perspective on…

When A Porcelain Throne Becomes A Throne of Grace

It’s a good thing I don’t believe in coincidence or I might choose more carefully how I write. My last post was a clear message of faith over fear. Choosing to NOT worry.  Trusting God’s plan even when we don’t understand. Well here we are, 24 hours later, sitting in the Atlanta airport after a…

Scripture Challenge: ESTHER — “What’s Happening in St. Louis?”

It’s always a sad day when you see violence and civil unrest, and when it hits close to home I am reminded that there are those that don’t live in a free democracy that are facing this on a daily basis.  We hear of it so often that, if we’re not careful, we will become…