Missing: Wisdom

Two-year-old Kenneth went missing. Yet within three minutes of his mom’s 9-1-1 call, an emergency worker found him just two blocks from home at the county fair. His mom had promised he could go later that day with his grandpa. But he’d driven his toy...

Verse of the Day – Jeremiah 10:10

But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King…—Jeremiah 10:10Thoughts on Today’s Verse…There is only one true God. All others are false, mere pretenders to the throne of the Righteous One. Yet like the Athenians in Acts...

Fighting Life’s Dragons

Have you ever fought a dragon? If you answered, “No,” author Eugene Peterson disagrees with you. In A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, he wrote, “Dragons are projections of our fears, horrible constructions of all that might hurt us. . . . A...

Verse of the Day – 1 Kings 10:9

“Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king, to maintain justice and righteousness.”—1 Kings 10:9Thoughts on Today’s...

A Critical Reaction

Tough words hurt. So my friend—an award-winning author—struggled with how to respond to the criticism. His new book had earned 5-star reviews plus a major award. Then a respected magazine reviewer gave him a backhanded compliment, describing his book as...

Verse of the Day – Proverbs 10:8

The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.—Proverbs 10:8Thoughts on Today’s Verse…It’s easy to give our opinion. It’s kinda fun to “put in our two cents worth.” It’s easy to “talk the...

Zax Nature

In one of Dr. Seuss’s whimsical stories, he tells of a “North-Going Zax and a South-Going Zax” crossing the Prairie of Prax. Upon meeting nose to nose, neither Zax will step aside. The first Zax angrily vows to stay put—even if it makes...

Zax Nature

In one of Dr. Seuss’s whimsical stories, he tells of a “North-Going Zax and a South-Going Zax” crossing the Prairie of Prax. Upon meeting nose to nose, neither Zax will step aside. The first Zax angrily vows to stay put—even if it makes...

Verse of the Day – Jeremiah 10:7

Who should not revere you, O King of the nations? This is your due. Among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like you.—Jeremiah 10:7Thoughts on Today’s Verse…Presidents, kings, and rulers have a host of...

Do We Matter?

For some months now I’ve been corresponding with a young man who is thinking deeply about faith. On one occasion he wrote, “We’re no more than teeny, tiny, infinitesimal blips on the timeline of history. Do we matter?”  Moses,...