Category Archives: Hope

Why I get up in the morning: Learning my lesson about purpose

Do you ever wrestle with why you get up in the morning or struggle in situations? Maybe it’s because we’re really seeking purpose. Continue reading

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Five biscuits and two fish sticks: All it takes to show some faith

“Where’s the closest Wal-Mart?” That might as well be the modern equivalent of what Jesus asked Philip at the start of the famed story of Jesus feeding 5,000.  Jesus is concerned about immediate need of this large group and he … Continue reading

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When you’ve lost your faith and hope

“We might not be able to, because of the blinders of our own situation, to see God at work. ¬†However, that doesn’t mean that God isn’t very much on the job and working overtime.” Continue reading

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Mark 6: Touching the robe of Jesus to ‘be whole’

What does it take to be healed? Scripture gives us many accounts of those with the faith to touch Jesus’ robe and be healed. Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Honoring those lost in the sinking of USS Indianapolis

More than 20 years ago, I had an encounter with a survivor of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Today, I want to honor his memory by sharing part of his story. Continue reading

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Palm Sunday is a reminder that God wins, always

Palm Sunday is more than just a time to wave branches and say, “Hosanna.” It is the reminder that the crucifixion of Jesus is rooted in a clash between God’s way and the world’s way. Spoiler alert: God wins. Continue reading

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Following God’s Law when you feel totally flawed: Reflections on Psalm 119

Do you ever look at the image of perfection that God gives us in scripture and think, “I can never get there.” That’s the point. Here are some thoughts from Psalm 119:1-8 on learning and applying God’s Law. Continue reading

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