On This Side of Suffering

This past Sunday night I read the book of Job again. Here are 10 statements on suffering I gleaned from that reading, with wisdom and inspiration from Eugene Peterson’s commentary. Suffering can come just as much on the committed saint as from the consequences of the sinner. Suffering reminds us that we grow closer to




Read More

Completely Jesus

Whatever age our kids are, we desperately want to protect them. When they are little and we look over on the playground and see them falling and get there a split-second too late to keep them from hitting their head or we find out when they are adults, they have walked through something you had




Read More

The Ultimate Driving Experience

A generous benefactor gave two men identical super-expensive luxury sports cars. They each looked around their new cars inside and out and quickly saw they were fully loaded with more bells and whistles than they could ever have imagined. Safety features, amenities, gadgets, and major cool stuff. But these cars were not at all like




Read More

Spring Cleaning for the Soul

This time of year, we often see people outside cleaning their windows, screens, and flower beds, powerwashing everything in sight, but also doing what back in the day they called spring cleaning of their houses….. moving furniture, dusting, and getting all the cobwebs out of all the nooks and crannies that had gathered there over the winter. In our




Read More