“How many times do I have to tell you?” seems to be a standard question in the parenting manual of many families. Parents have their challenges with ‘repeat offenders,’ and often struggle to find enforcable boundaries for their children.Read More
The 19th Century preacher C.H. Spurgeon noted that, “When the gospel was preached, instead of being accepted and admired, one universal hiss went up to heaven; men could not bear it; its first preacher they dragged to the brow of the hill… nailed him to the cross…”Read More cross, insult, reproach, shame
Every time I pass a certain road sign, I want to hug a bureaucrat – or whoever named the grid road that branches off the bleak but busy highway I travel often. Perched on two poles of blonde wood, the regulation green Highways Department sign with six-inch high white letters reads “Victory Road.”Read More certainty, resurrection, victory
“Stop the ride. I want to get off.” Our daughter’s petrified cry shocked our family as the ferris wheel lurched on its 360 degree journey. The ride, which had appeared so enticing, was now generating nausea and fear.
Have you ever wanted God to “stop the world” so you could get off?Read More evil, injustice, perplexity, prayer, trust
How much do you enjoy waiting? In this chapter, God urges Habakkuk to wait for a future change. While he waits, he is to watch and write down what God says. God intends to bring his judgment in his time and in his way.
He will judge those who have stolen from individuals, communities, even entire nations.Read More active listening, journalling, writing