Favored and Blessed

'What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, '...

Highs and Lows

Just a week ago, I saw the bank thermometer read 99 degrees when I was driving back home through a small town on September 20th.  Within a few days it was cold and rainy, and this morning, the thermometer read below freezing.  If you live in Iowa, you kind of expect...

Have It Abundantly

'So Jesus said to them again, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find...

The Ring of Fire

The other night, I had a chance to sit around the fire ring with some friends as they were sharing some stories.  Some were funny, some serious, and some sad, which is a mix of life for most of us.  Do you remember any stories your parents or grandparents, or other...

From Talking to Action

I don't know about you, but I enjoy talking, especially about things I either really like, or things I really DISLIKE. If you get me going about some of my big likes, running, British politics, random historical minutia, and ministry it's hard to get me to stop (my...

Climb the Mountain

'Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test? But I trust that you will realize that we ourselves do not fail the test. Now we pray to...

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