When my dad died

When my dad died

I remember when my dad died. I stood beside his bed, my hands on his chest, as he quietly exhaled. One moment he was there, the next he was gone. And life moved on. A sand castle on the beach. For hours the castle stands tall, and then it’s gone. When I read Peter’s description […]

One way we’re alike

One way we’re alike

In one way we’re alike. We want our life to matter. And sometimes we wonder if it does, or ever will. You may go for weeks, months, or even years without giving it much thought. And then you run into an old high school or college friend, whose lofty achievements make you wonder how he, […]

Seeing the Invisible God

Seeing the Invisible God

Astrophysicist and author, Dr. Hugh Ross, encourages us to imagine that the two-dimensional image on a television monitor consists of a living two-dimensional world. If you placed your fingertip on the screen, what would the people in the two-dimensional world see? Your fingertip would be a flat, round, two-dimensional image that would look like a […]

Spiritual victory is a line not a dot

Spiritual victory is a line not a dot

Spiritual victory is a line, not a dot. By that I mean it’s not a single attitude or action; it’s a series of attitudes and actions which, over time, define who we are. If we drew it on a piece of paper, it would appear as a wavy line that goes up and down. Hopefully […]

Can You Meet God Outside the Bible?

Can You Meet God Outside the Bible?

By Paul Perkins My introduction to Christianity began with my entry into the world. My parents placed their warm hands on my soft head and prayed God’s blessing over me. From that moment forward, faith saturated my life. Every Sunday morning, I woke to the smell of brewing coffee and my dad’s booming voice practicing […]