A God of Listening

As I write, in January 2023, I am in Al Amana Center in the Sultanate of Oman for a one-month internship. It has been overwhelming to be exploring a new culture not knowing whethermy behavior is proper twenty-four seven hours a day. I have attended many activities here andexplored the … ∞

Do all dogs go to heaven?

Over the holidays, we got our 7-month-old puppy spayed. What we thought would be a routine, normal surgical procedure went horribly wrong. The night Sadie came home, she lay in her dog bed resting, and I started bathing our 3-year-old, and the fire alarm went off in our building. Panic … ∞

A Place To Belong

For the Christian, there is a deep truth in belonging that is found in the pages of scripture. We don’t only live in a world where God has ownership over us and so dictates our every action.  That is called slavery.  God did not create in order to fill the … ∞

Christmas Reflections

I am sitting reflecting on the Christmas story today. The different people. The actors in the story of the birth of the Christ child. Their roles and reactions to what was happening in and around them that first Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, my musings leave me with more questions than answers, … ∞

Who Needs Theology

A good theology gives Christians a more clear and better understanding of what a God-centered life is and a tool to help Christians live a God-centered life with specific answers to “what’s”, “how’s” and “why’s”. Now, Scripture is the primary tool to use to construct and practice theology. One of … ∞

The Lord is My Portion

Sometimes we forget that God is the center of all life and is present in every moment and in every day.  Sometimes we forget Him and His love for us and this “forgetfulness” reaches all the way back to the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3 when Adam and Eve … ∞

The Forgotten Trinity

The Trinity is a doctrine that is hardly being talked about, for the most part, Christians don’t really understand it, and they have little or no knowledge about it. While in reality, we have a lot of questions as regards the Trinity, but are scared of how we would be … ∞

In The Beginning

We are in the season of Advent. What does this season hold for you this year? Perhaps it is a time of rejoicing at a new life opportunity, or at the ability to travel freely, visit with family or wait in expectant hopefulness for a promise of God to come … ∞

Formed and Transformed

Our life is a lot like a dandelion. No, we’re not weeds needing to be rooted out of the lawn. Far from it. But I think that we can learn something about how God works in our lives from observing a dandelion. The first thing that stands out to me … ∞