Will God Answer all our Questions? – Exodus 4:10-12

Have you heard someone say that they’d like to ask God a few questions? Like why he allows war, children being traumatized, cities burning, or Alzheimer’s? Let’s say I’m 90 when I die. I enter heaven with a pencil stuck behind my ear, gripping my cane. In my other hand is a long checklist. I … Continue reading Will God Answer all our Questions? – Exodus 4:10-12

When Life is Chaos – Isaiah 49:23

Organizing my priorities has had me tied up in knots this week, since a hairy, life-changing event happened in our family. I've been on edge, trying to untangle the threads and still meet my deadlines. Today, however, Karen Ball from the Steve Laube Agency posted just the words I needed to hear. We must be experiencing similar … Continue reading When Life is Chaos – Isaiah 49:23

Complaining to God – Psalm 44

During the birth of our fourth child, when the contractions were becoming too difficult to handle gracefully, I decided to complain. I don't like letting my tongue get out of control so in the agonizing peak of a contraction I ground my teeth and clipped with the strongest language I could muster, "I. don't. like. … Continue reading Complaining to God – Psalm 44

God is the Boss – Psalm 33

One thing I love about this mini Bible study is discovering how the scriptures speak so clearly for themselves. I need merely highlight what I see, and understanding comes. Psalm 33 reminds me that God is God. "The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of … Continue reading God is the Boss – Psalm 33

He Made it and it’s all His – Psalm 24

"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it ..." (Psalm 24:1 NIV). What a powerful statement. The musicians and singers of this psalm-song had to have jumped into this rousing declaration, punching it from the start. I can imagine clapping and dancing, because (as I would … Continue reading He Made it and it’s all His – Psalm 24