True North

When you walk true north in the Kingdom of God, you do not always travel across flat plains of summer grass and sparkling waters. As He leads you in a way you have… Continue reading

Balaam’s Ass

Chris lived on the street. Most every day, he could be found hanging out at Turtle Island, a coffee shop in the artsy district of Indianapolis. Disheveled and dirty, his mismatched clothes seemed… Continue reading

The Perfect Gasoline

Imagine a man who has just bought a Ferrari. Immensely proud, he decides to show off his new possession to all of his closest friends. The trouble is, the car has no gasoline.… Continue reading

The Man

Hospitals have a hierarchy of authority and respect that is quite rigid. Neurosurgeons and cardiologists walk about the halls like gods, dispensing hope for life and verdicts of death. Standing at the altar… Continue reading

The Ferocious Love Of God

Imagine hiking in the high country of Alaska. After a little while, you walk around a bend in the trail to find two cute grizzly bear cubs ambling up the path. If you… Continue reading

God Is Not Tinkerbell

In Peter Pan, the fairy Tinkerbell lay dying. Only the three Darling children’s faith could save her. As the children chanted “I believe,” over and over again, Tinkerbell’s light grew stronger and stronger.… Continue reading

The Chocolate Rabbit

Every Easter season I walk through the stores looking for interesting candies to give to my children. The aisles are always filled with novelties, always brimming with large chocolate rabbits, covered with brightly… Continue reading

Luggage

Suppose you had to pick up six hundred and sixty different items that had been scattered across a field and carry them with you for an entire year? To make matters worse, each… Continue reading

The House That God Built

Imagine someone asking you to come by and see his new home. When you arrive, you find nothing at the address except an open field, filled with bundles of building supplies. A houseful… Continue reading

In His Image

A good friend of mine recently had a miscarriage. After having tried for several years to have a baby, she resigned herself to the idea that God must not want her to raise… Continue reading