Ah, the Good Old Days

How many of us wish we lived in a different time?  This seems to reveal the attitude that many have that the former days were so much superior.  We look back to a certain period as the “halcyon” days when everything was better, cleaner, brighter, and more wholesome. I was asked recently by someone, “If …

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Hanging Harps

This world is no friend to the children of God.  In ancient times the people of Israel were taken captive by “the world” in the form of the empire of Babylon.  Because of incessant rebellion and disobedience to the God who formed them and brought them to life, who made them a people when they …

No Jesus; No Peace

This past June we saw on the news the successful test of a missile defense system launched from Vandenberg Air Force base where my daughter and son in law, Emilee and Matt Bixler, served the past five years. I was working out in my furnace room exercise chamber, when the news report came on the …

But Do We Soar?

Recently, Michal and I have been watching a British series on Netflix entitled “Call the Midwife.”  The story is set in East London in the late 1950s and it centers on an Anglican Church mission in that area designed to care for a population giving birth at a high rate after the War during the …

Though He Slay Me

Dear Bereans, I preached a message some months ago on “Bethel Moments: Jacob’s Journey of Sanctification.” Jacob was always running from his troubles, whether it was Esau, Laban, or the people of Shechem. He was a conniver, as supplanter, and a schemer and it kept him always fleeing from one difficult circumstance to another (read …

Where Did the Manna Go?

Someday…at sometime…the manna ceases. When Israel crossed the Red Sea on dry land, because of their sin and rebellion,  they wandered in the wilderness for forty years as punishment and purging, God provided daily bread for them the entire time in the form of manna.  What grace! This manna was a light bread like substance …

The Revealed Heart

When I began this blog it was meant to share the cancer journey with anyone that felt they might somehow benefit from it. I wanted it to be an encouragement to not just people who had experienced cancer for themselves or through a loved one, but as an encouragement to anyone facing a “dark providence,” …