Articles and Weekly Thoughts

Quantum Physics and Jesus, Are Thoughts Solid? #2

Hi all, I ended last week asking the question:   Do thoughts have mass? Scripture is full of references linking the spirit realm to the natural realm, perhaps the most definitive statement is from Hebrews 11:3:   "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were made by things which are not seen."   Things seen were made by "things that aren't seen" means 'things' exist in that realm: The read more...

Quantum Physics and Jesus, Are Thoughts Solid? #1

Hi all, I recently sat down with a young lady and heard how she came to know Jesus, which was quite remarkable. Just a few years ago she had been an atheist - and not your average quiet atheist - but one who actively, on the street, demonstrated against religions, thought Christians were stupid and uneducated, and looked down on all those non-thinking stupid religious people. She was an activist, angry, yelling, demonstrating, flaming liberal atheist - read more...

Recognizing God’s Seasons in Life #2

Hi all, I started this series talking about how the Lord moves in seasons while we tend to move in minutes and seconds. But recognizing His seasons in our lives is essential to walking with Him. Those seasons are at His pace, not ours. We must learn to slow down and realize He takes the long view - He has invested in us for eternity, already planning to show us how much He loves us in read more...

Recognizing God’s Seasons in Life #1

Hi all, In Genesis 1:14 God made the lights (stars and planets) to shine through the water atmosphere of the earth saying, "Let them be for signs, for seasons, for days, for years...to give light upon the earth (v15)...and it was so."   This was not the creation of light, which was described in 1:3 in the famous words 'Let there be light', or more literally, 'Light. Be.'   The light of Genesis 1:14 is the recognition that read more...

May 2017 Newsletter

Hi all, Thank you for your prayers, especially for Chris during this busy travel season for us. We've only had a couple of incidents with him during this last nearly 2 week trip in April, which is amazing. Though a 2 week trip it was right at 3 weeks since seeing him due to preparation before and resting/jet lag after and overall he did well. Thank you! Barb and I leave the 23rd for our Dutch read more...

Love Stories with a Twist #7, Not his

Hi all, The infamous start of David and Bathsheba's relationship is well known, and you'll recall earlier in this series I shared the twist that David's closest advisor, Ahithophel, was Bathsheba's grandfather, and became co-conspirator against David with Absalom. Yet from this dysfunctional family came Solomon, and together with his father's reign, comprised the 'Golden Age' of Israel, from 1010 BC to 931BC - a long time ago. Today, another love story with a twist involving this read more...

Love Stories with a Twist #6, She Saved His Life

Hi all, This love story has such a twist at the end that when most people first read the story in the Bible they think they read it wrong - Right after calling him at the burning bush God tried to kill Moses - and it seems so contradictory, so strange, that we tuck that passage into the file of the unexplained and read on.   Setting the stage We are told in Acts 7:21-25:  "When Moses was full forty read more...

Love Stories with a Twist #5, The Offended Relative

Hi all, One of the things I've observed in my own life is this: Sometimes we make missteps, but we were walking in the right direction and that counts, so the Lord helps us walk on down that path a littler further. Of course by helping us further down that path He knows we will yet again make missteps...ah...He loves us!   That is certainly true of the family that is the subject of this installment of 'Love stories with a twist'. read more...

Love Stories with a Twist #4, The Hidden Promise

Hi all, When I tell you this love story is about events in the book of Esther you may think you know what it is about, but you'd be wrong. It isn't about the love the king has for his queen, nor the love of an uncle/cousin for his niece, nor of her love for her people. That's part of 'the twist'.   King Nebuchadnezzar had conquered Judah in successive raids, carrying off Daniel and his 3 friends, read more...

Love Stories with a Twist #3, The Divorced Couple

Hi all, When a spouse commits adultery the emotional anguish of the innocent spouse is extremely intense. The love story in this installment is no different, and this one has a huge twist at the end. In this story one spouse has been unfaithful and the other goes back and forth saying in one breath they will love them and restore the relationship, and in the next that they will divorce them.   The divorce Sadly, this marriage ended in read more...