The Corner of the Housetop

It’s better to dwell on the corner of the housetop than in a wide room with a brawling woman. That’s what Proverbs 21:9 tells us. And the principle it communicates apparently means so much that it is repeated word for word in Proverbs 25:24. The narrow way was spoken of...

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The Tower and the Ladder

The Tower of Babel brought people together for the wrong reason. Men and women were unified in their uniformity, dedicated to a construction project that they were sure would stand tall and speak for them. One language and one way of thinking existed. Bricks were fitted together with slime as...

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Ruth, Lot, Witness and Comfort

Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose field I shall find favor. Naomi, said, Go, my daughter (Ruth 2:2). The story of Ruth really brings together the truth that God is in all things....

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See, What You Do Is …

“Mom, I am playing with that brown boy – he’s nice.” So said our son one warm summer morning. He had just come off the playground at Rosedale Park just outside Baltimore. “Yes, he is. Have fun!” she told him, and so played out another scene in the process of...

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Job and Our Redeemer

“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength. …” (Isaiah 30:15). Think of Job. Ultimately, his story is about how he knew God and came to know Him better. Here’s someone who suffered tremendous loss and pain in spite of doing everything he was supposed to do. He lived in...

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Stepping Stone or Millstone

Will I sink or will I swim? In troubled times this can be our constant question. Self-preservation seems to dictate our options. When crossing a creek, a stepping stone shows us a way across. It holds our weight so that we can cross over. The weight is distributed so that...

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Navigating Marriage

After 23 years of marriage, it is still a mystery to me. As we journey through life, we learn about the power of the Lord and the weakness of ourselves. Anything that is valuable must be invested in otherwise it devalues. Marriage is a personal investment. Many want a “quick...

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The Identity of Our Image

Our identities can be fragile things. Insecurities color the way we see ourselves. Nervousness and anxiety can settle into our hearts when we are confused about who we are. This is precisely the reason that the first book of the Bible was written. Yes, Genesis includes words from God given...

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When Life Seems Impossible

There are impossible things in our lives. Weighty things that have been part of our landscape for a long time. Relationships, sickness, generational curses, strongholds…etc. Our initial reaction is to throw our hands up and say, “This will never change, he / she will never change! It will always be like this!” It...

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The Greatness of Children

“Suffer the children to come unto me, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14). It’s Christmastime, so it makes sense to talk about children. Laughter and play and joy and song are what should mark this season, even now. Some have tried to cripple the...

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