Identity Crisis

  “The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy. My purpose is to give a rich and satisfying life.”   John 10:10 “The glory of God is man (humanity) fully alive.” Saint Irenaeus I’ve been a Christian my whole life, and yet I haven’t understood the Christian...

How I Saw My Need

I became uncomfortable with my life a year ago. My life was good and my friends told me I was so blessed and I know I was. It could have been the gloomy, black and white world of northern Indiana in the winter, but I felt it was much more and something more profound....

Forgiveness and Restoration

For those who are regular followers of this blog, I apologize. I have not posted much this summer, and I am sorry. This has been a summer I want to forget, but I know I never will. What started as an act of grace and welcome turned into a nightmare I feared would...

Finding Purpose

I was reading in Mark 1:35-38 this morning, and I saw something I had never noticed before. It was early in Jesus ministry, and he had healed many and taught with such authority He was already a threat to the teachers of the law. He was gaining popularity fast. He...

Coffee Is A Hobby

I love coffee! I love big mugs, and I cannot lie! There was a time I had to force myself to drink coffee by sheer determination, but not today!  A college friend and I thought it would make us more sophisticated. Indeed it was one of the wiser things I did in college....