January 17, 2020

“God is good.”

I’ve heard that phrase all of my life and growing up it was a mantra for many people in the church I attended. One person would say “God is good” and another would reply with “All the time.” But there was a long season of my life where that phrase didn’t feel true. When in my heart I chose to believe in the goodness of God but that’s not how it felt. I’d go through seasons where He felt distant and at times even cruel.”

I found myself in a place where despite me doing the best I knew how to do, the life I was living didn’t line up with what I saw in scripture. “God is good” seemed more like an abst...

December 11, 2012

I wonder what it would have been like the day Christ took off His heavenly garments and entered the womb of a woman as an embryo. I can't even fathom what "heavenly garments" are, but as I think about it those are the only words that seem to begin to describe something God would wear. I think of passages in the Old Testament where people had the terrifyingly wonderful privilege of actually seeing God.

I think of Ezekiel who saw God, and just the description of His throne denotes a grandeur that, when thought about, literally leaves me breathless. God is described as glowing and with a halo all around him like a rai...

December 2, 2012

This morning I started a new Bible reading plan for Advent that looked at Elizabeth & Zacharias and how their faith played a roll in the birth of The Messiah. That got me wondering what heaven was like before the birth of Jesus over 2,000 years ago. I started to wonder how all these events affected the world we never see.

When Mary was pregnant did the angels quietly hover over her like an overprotective sibling; watching her every move and making sure no harm came to her? And when she did stumble, because she lived in a fallen world, did they want to catch her every time? Would The Father have to remind them that...

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