Published September 17th, 2019 by

“In trouble, deep trouble, I prayed to God. He answered me.From the belly of the grave I cried, ‘Help!’I was as far down as a body can go,and the gates…

Read More Jonah’s Do Over Prayer

Published September 16th, 2019 by

It’s bad enough that Jonah was going down but now it seems he is taking everyone else with him.  The sea raged. The ship tossed. Everyone was in danger Then…

Read More Wrong Way Jonah

Published September 15th, 2019 by

One day long ago, God’s Word came to Jonah, Amittai’s son: “Up on your feet and on your way to the big city of Nineveh! Preach to them. They’re in…

Read More Directionally Challenged

Published September 14th, 2019 by

Do you remember that children’s game and the last line is—Husha, husha, we all fall down. Yes, we all fall down. Here is Nehemiah’s recovery prayer which I am sure…

Read More We All Fall

Published September 13th, 2019 by

With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A…

Read More Do and Who

Published September 11th, 2019 by

Oh don’t deny it. We have been whining about our failures and bragging of our successes. God has something to say about that. And whenever you are fasting, do not…

Read More Whine Not

Published September 10th, 2019 by

Our small sandwich corner of the world is but a blip on the world stage. There are deeper reasons to be self-controlled. And there will be signs in the sun…

Read More Bigger Reason

Published September 9th, 2019 by

A friend once asked me that and I burst into tears. She refused the simple “I am fine” and pursued me with this. “No, Brenda, how are you doing, really?”…

Read More How Are You Doing – Really?

Published September 8th, 2019 by

We struggle with our sandwich fillings because we long for something. When we re-direct our longing toward the Christ, we won’t need that thing we have been avoiding or clinging…

Read More Check Him Out

Published September 7th, 2019 by

So you slipped back a bit. Who doesn’t on occasion? Consider this. You have a flat tire on your car; will you correct that by slashing the other three? Of…

Read More Don’t Wallow