Muslim man praying

Have You Prayed For a Muslim Today?

The people of Ninevah are described as wicked. We aren’t told what the Ninevites did to deserve that description. The conditions must have been worse than Sodom and Gomorrah because there’s no indication there was even one righteous person. But God loved these folks enough to send the prophet Jonah with a proclamation of destruction

Prepare for peace

Prepare for Peace

This post contains some affiliate links. Please see my disclosure statementPlease see my disclosure statement. “Are you ready for Christmas?” “I’m usually have everything ready around January 19.” Yes, I’ve often answered this way. There was a time that I didn’t really feel ready for Christmas. Maybe my idea of being prepared for the holiday

woman crying for god to hear

God Hears, God Answers

O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you (Is. 30:19 NAS). In today’s noisy world, often it’s hard to hear the person sitting next to us. It’s all too easy

cross in heart to delight in the Lord

Delight in the Lord

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this (Ps. 37:4-5 NIV). I’ve been wandering aimlessly recently. So many good projects, so many good causes, so many good books. While wandering I’ve been unsettled, feeling like whichever way I decide to go

I hear you, Pete

Pete sure had a lot to say this morning. As I said my good mornings to Shana, Georgia, Hope, and Mabel, Pete hollered repeatedly letting me that he was there also — “Please, please. I’m over here. Pay attention to me.” During all the ruckus, Maggie, Daisy, and Molly just stood by and listened. I

Give to the least

Today I encountered another “panhandler” on the corner of a busy intersection. As is my habit, I grabbed some bills out of a container on my console and handed them to the man. Each time I hear in my internal ear, “He’s only going to use it for drugs or booze.” Quiet down internal ear.

Around the Word in 60 Seconds

When teaching my tweens and teens at home, I found it hard to find a simple devotional that they could relate to. My children didn’t date, didn’t deal with locker room gossip, or the usual school social structure. In fact, some of the typical devotionals written for young people glorified the traditional school culture enough

In God We Still Trust

Like Bibles, I often wonder if there are too many versions of devotional books. Think about it. There’s the Women’s Bible, Men’s Bible, Patriot Bible, African American Bible, to name just a smattering of titles. Check the devotional section of a Bible bookstore and you’ll find similar titles: Devotionals for women, men, children, college students,