Seeing Jesus in a Stranger

Seeing Jesus in a Stranger

My father-in-law was one of those rare individuals who “never met a stranger.” Late in his life, my wife and I sometimes walked with him early in the morning at the mall. He spoke to most people by name. When he passed people he didn’t know, he introduced himself with...
Jesus, the Fourth Man in the Fire

Jesus, the Fourth Man in the Fire

Nebuchadnezzar raised a ninety-foot-tall golden image in the plain of Dura, in Babylon. As kings tend to do, he proclaimed his creation to be holy. He commanded his subjects to bow in worship or suffer death in a fiery furnace. For most Babylonians, it was an easy...
Jacob’s Hip… Walking Differently

Jacob’s Hip… Walking Differently

Some might say Jacob had overstayed his welcome in Haran. He’d served his father-in-law, Laban, twenty years, including fourteen years for Laban’s daughters and six years for his flocks, (Genesis 31:41). Laban had changed his wages ten times. Each time Laban rewrote...
Seasoned with Grace

Seasoned with Grace

“Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” (Colossians 4:6 NASB). I rarely blog about current events, but there’s been a lot of hate in the news the last few weeks. Recently two...