‘Snowflake’ Discipleship

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation!”  (Psalm 139:14, MSG) “God is not a duplicator, He is a Creator. You are an original.” –Reinhard Bonnke Man makesContinue reading “‘Snowflake’ Discipleship”

Hope in My Pocket

It was a long cold winter that year. I felt sure it would never end. The sun finally emerged one day, but it was still a bit cool so I pulled out my favorite yellow spring jacket. I reached into the pocket and to my surprise I found a $20 bill. I must have knownContinue reading “Hope in My Pocket”

How Well Do We Suffer?

“Some Christians are called to endure a disproportionate amount of suffering. Such Christians are a spectacle of grace to the church, like flaming bushes unconsumed, and cause us to ask, like Moses: ‘Why is this bush not burned up?’” –John Newton It seems that pain is the best teacher. I suppose as we navigate throughContinue reading “How Well Do We Suffer?”

Prepare for Flames and Floods

“But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you willContinue reading “Prepare for Flames and Floods”