No Small Storm

No Small Storm

“No small storm was assailing us.” –Acts 27:20 Here we are in the middle of 2020 with “no small storm assailing us.” In fact, we recognize multiple storms assailing us along with the fear and anxiety they bring. The entire March issue of Tabletalk...
Looking Forward to the Future by Reflecting on the Past

Looking Forward to the Future by Reflecting on the Past

Looking back in our post archives, I came across one from January 5, 2016 with encouraging words from Charles Spurgeon. Four years ago, these words came to us at a time we needed to be reminded of them and they are certainly applicable today. We have all been greeted...
The Disciplines of Peace

The Disciplines of Peace

Peace. We all want it. But, often peace seems out of reach. There are many reasons to feel anxious, apprehensive, fearful, or just plain out of balance. Needs, problems, sin, tragedies and suffering—they are before us every day. We may have health challenges,...
May God Make You Mighty in 2017

May God Make You Mighty in 2017

One of the perks of being a grandfather is occasionally driving several of my grandchildren to school. Our route takes us through the country where we have lively conversations about livestock, farming techniques, and…theology. Sometimes the conversation becomes...
Let the Children Come to Me

Let the Children Come to Me

Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. This backyard pool is nowhere near the Jordan River where Jesus himself was baptized by John the Baptist. But, four days ago, 150 people stood around these waters on every...