The Pipers Go to Egypt
How I Almost Quit
Are you so discouraged you don’t know what to do next? I want to help you get through this. Maybe this will help.
The following quote is from my journal dated November 6, 1986. I had been at Bethlehem 6…Continue Reading
A Valentine for My Wife in Pictures and Rhyme
I loved you by the bending tree
Where N plus J marks you and me.
I loved you outside Williston,
The year before God made us one.
I loved you in a paisley dress,
When everything in me…
When God’s Direction Comes Through Correction
God faithfully directs the paths of everyone who trusts in him with all their heart (Proverbs 3:5-6). But sometimes, as Moses experienced in Exodus 18, God directs us through a word of correction from someone else.
The reunion of Moses…Continue Reading
My 2010 Writing Leave: What? and Why?
From February 4 through March 17, I will be on my annual writing leave (with a couple speaking trips thrown in). Thank you for supporting me in these focused times away. They are not vacation. I usually work longer hours…Continue Reading
Deliver Us from Morality
Jesus keeps us off balance. We think we know that perfection is a fastball of justice, and he throws us the curveball of grace.
When I read Matthew 5:48 abstracted from it’s context, I’m thinking mainly in terms of justice.… Continue Reading
Measure Your Favorite Authors By What the Bible Includes
What the Bible teaches keeps us in line with reality. But what the Bible includes keeps us balanced and protects us from ill-advised overstatement.
As he came to Christ C. S. Lewis was learning from J.R.R. Tolkein that Christianity is…Continue Reading
A Poem About Jesus in Haiti
Jesus in Haiti
After the Earthquake
Do you consider safety, or your health,
A sign from me?
I am not awed by might, nor struck by wealth,
O, I am struck! And crushed. Buried, I wince,