Can God Spread a Table in the Wilderness?

It was easy to forget what God had done, but their unbelief was still a serious sin. They persistently doubted that God would be faithful to them. They called him a liar. 

“Can God spread a table in the wilderness?” they asked with skepticism.

This particular question from Asaph’s 72 verses rattles me. It’s too familiar.

November 20, 2023

What a Promise Can Do

Paul was a prisoner. Again…on board a cargo ship headed for Rome…the ship, sailing too late in the season, encountered not just a storm, but a full-blown tempest…A starving, soaked, despairing group hung onto their splintering ship, tossed like a toy day after day in the crashing darkness.

August 28, 2023

Vision that Improves with Age

Midlife is more than men buying new cars and women bemoaning the state of their necks. It’s more than changing seasons and personal reinventions. It’s the shocking, God-ordained smack of reality that lets us know life is brief and we were made for something more.

May 1, 2023

Being Real

We don’t like when people in our lives aren’t “real”, when they sugarcoat their struggles and only show us a glossy façade of their thoughts and feelings. We want to know people, and we want them to know us, and that is a godly desire. 

But in our quest for “real,” are we committed to seeking the genuine article or are we stopping short at the feet of cheap imitations?

January 9, 2023

It’s Christmas: What Do You Expect?

Christmastime has muscles. They’ve come from hefting the weight of expectation that we thrust upon the merry season every year. Its burly arms are full of hopes for family unity, laughter, jolly moments around the fire, perfect presents, and figgy pudding, whatever that is. 

Our hopes are healthy. Without them, hopelessness would extinguish all the twinkling lights and pull us into its darkness. The opportunity to plan sweet times for our loved ones is an annual blessing, and many of our hopes do come true. Praise God for his undeserved grace. 

December 5, 2022