Excerpt from “Dressed for Eternity”

If false teachers are spots, then the false teachings they spread are the wrinkles. Wrinkles occur naturally in two different circumstances: 1) Wrinkles occur in clothing if they have been bunched up and tossed in a corner. They occur naturally in clothing that goes through the dryer coming out wrinkled …

The Gnarled Tree

It’s been an interesting past few days to say the least. Two themes over the past week have kept reverberating: Trees, love shown through obedience, and brokenness. I guess that makes three themes. But they have, in various ways, intertwined with each other as tends to be the case when …

New Book Project: How Does God Adorn His Bride in Scripture?

So I’ve started on my next project, and have a fair bit of research done for it now since half way through August. It doesn’t have a title yet, but there are a few contenders. The concept is: How does God adorn His Bride in Scripture? Based on this premise, …

Wisdom Cries. . .

Morning devotions took me to Proverbs Chapter 9 today. Every now and then it’s nice to return to the book that started me on my personal devotional journey as a teenager, the book of Proverbs. It has exactly 31 chapters, which makes it easy to remember where you should be …

Gentleness in the Strong-willed Heart

How many of us have ever sat down and taken a good hard look at why we behave as we do, why we “are” the way we are, why we respond the way we respond, etc? I am known for being a stubborn, strong-willed, fix-it, doer, get stuff done, no-nonsense …