Afraid of the Dark

When I was a boy, my father built a very nice bedroom down in the basement for my two brothers and myself; Rick who was one year older than I was and Gary who was two years older.  The basement was a walkout so we actually had two full sized windows in our room; it …

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Many of you will recognize the title of this blog today as coming from the 1993 biopic movie of that name about the life of Tina Turner. This blog is not about that.  But that title can be co-opted to answer a gnawing question that many of us have as believers; “Why does God allow …

Whatcha Readin’?

In the ministry I am often asked, “What are you reading these days?” It is assumed (rightly so) that pastors ought to be readers. Whether it is periodicals, internet articles, or books, reading is a huge part of my life. But it ought to be a big part of every believer’s life. I am mostly …

The King’s Friend

I’m intrigued when I read the account of Solomon setting up his administration after the death of his father, David.  It occupies the first several chapters of 1 Kings.  In chapter one we have the account of Adonijah, Solomon’s step-brother, usurping the throne with the help of Joab, David’s long time commander of the army, …

Settled on the Lees

Do you ever feel like your life has stagnated?  Does it seem like there is no movement, no stirring of your life, and everything is “same old, same old”?  It is very easy to come to that position largely because life is a series of repetitions for most people. I have often wondered at the …