Winning the Lottery

Have you ever wondered what you would feel like if you won a million dollars in the lottery? Or came into a huge inheritance? Or discovered oil on your land? I don't play the lottery. And I have no millionaire relatives. And I don't own the … [Continue reading]

Forgotten by God?

There are times when I wonder if God has forgotten about me. Ironically, I rarely feel this way in times of great difficulty or trial. When bad things happen, I am hard-wired to cry out to God. And generally in those times I sense His presence, … [Continue reading]

The most quoted (and least believed) Bible verse.

If I were to ask you what is the most frequently quoted Bible verse, you probably would answer, John 3:16. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him would not perish but have eternal life." But what … [Continue reading]

Seeking God with All My Heart

I love the book of Psalms. For many years it has been the centerpiece of my devotional life. A few years ago I decided to take on the challenge of memorizing Psalm 119, the longest psalm in the book. I'm only about fifty verses in, but the richness … [Continue reading]

Fanning the Flames

I'm not much of a camper. As a matter of fact, my idea of roughing it is staying at a hotel where they don't put a mint on your pillow each night. But when my children were young, I sacrificed my comfort twice a year to attend our church's annual … [Continue reading]

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Years ago, when I was serving as pastor of a small church, I occasionally did a Q&A on Sunday evenings. The congregation affectionately called it "Stump the Pastor." It kept me on my toes, because the people always came with what they thought were … [Continue reading]