The Golden Hour

Once again, I sit on the dock and soak in the evening sun. Photographers call this “the golden hour”—that hour before sunset when all the world is bathed in gilded light. And this weathered platform at the end of an overgrown boardwalk is my quiet place, my hideaway. It’s beautiful here. Dragonflies and damselflies flit … Continue reading The Golden Hour

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To the moms whose kids are grown…

“Older women … are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” (Titus 2:3-5, NIV) I feel it acutely. There’s my mom, of course. She is an … Continue reading To the moms whose kids are grown…

When Love Needs Truth

We live in a society in which the global church is increasingly adopting “progressive Christianity”. Here’s the thing. Progressive thinking becomes regressive thinking when we become so focused on promoting love that we forget truth. According to the Bible, love needs truth in order to be effective. It’s the truth that sets us free. The church might throw out a lifeline of love but if love is not anchored by truth then we are all just hopelessly drifting. If that doesn’t break your heart, nothing will.

A Life Healed and Whole

Miracles. They're all around us. Amazing, mind-boggling, impossible miracles. I saw some first-hand tonight. Earlier this evening, twenty-six people were baptized at my church. I can't get over the stories these people shared. Some had been sexually, physically or emotionally abused as children. Others had struggled for years with serious addictions. Still others had tried … Continue reading A Life Healed and Whole