Category Archives: Seeking God

The Whisper of God

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  There are times I wish God would do something stunning, jaw-dropping, attention getting, so that his existence would be undeniable. The world does not seem concerned with him. At all. At least that’s the way it looks to me. … Continue reading

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Don’t Confuse Suffering People with the Problem of Suffering

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Suffering presents us with a theological problem: If God is good and all powerful, then why does he allow people to suffer?  It is a fair question. Here’s another one:  What is the best way to help a friend who is suffering? It is important not … Continue reading

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What is your Heart’s Desire?

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If God visited you tonight and promised to grant you any request, what would you ask for?  Really, what is your heart’s deepest desire? King Solomon was given this very opportunity as he took the throne in ancient Israel.  He apparently understood the formidable … Continue reading

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Wonderings

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I wonder about the physiology of laughter.  How is it that humor generates a spontaneous giggle? And then I wonder what makes something funny.  What is the definition of humor?  (I suppose I could research these things, but today I’m just wondering.) … Continue reading

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Does God Promise Clarity?

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“Lord, please give me clarity…” I’ve prayed that prayer quite a lot lately reasoning that if I am sure of God’s leading I can step forward in confidence. However, in a recent discussion with my daughter about my desire for clarity, she said, “I’m … Continue reading

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Three Steps to Spiritual Equilibrium

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December’s holiday feasting has left me a little…out of balance. I need a return to equilibrium. Just like our bodies thrive in a state of balance between calories in and calories out, our souls require spiritual input to energize output. Spiritual feasting at conferences, … Continue reading

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Familiar Footsteps

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Do you recognize God’s footsteps beside you as you walk through your days? Yesterday morning my husband and I both put on our running shoes and stepped out for a little exercise at the start of a beautiful September day.  I began my run/walk (emphasis on … Continue reading

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Exhilarating or Exhausting?

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Certain aspects of my life are a bit turbulent lately.  Some days I’m riding on a the crest of a wave, happy to be alive and enjoying the adventure ahead.  But the wave inevitably crashes. I tend to evaluate my days relative to the … Continue reading

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Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, and a Mid-life Crisis: A Guide to Reading the Bible

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Do you ever struggle to understand  individual books, chapters or verses of the Bible? Most of us do.  The sixty-six books of the Bible were written over roughly 1500 years by many different authors in three ancient languages, and the books … Continue reading

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What is the Best You can do for the Kingdom?

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Have you ever asked yourself that question?  It is a challenging question, and I thank our pastor for asking it in a recent sermon.   While I would call myself a Kingdom-minded Christian, I do not recall ever directly applying this question … Continue reading

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