God Doesn’t Give Us Courage

God often gives us strength, but he invites us to take courage. Here are 8 tips on how to do that. (This article appears on Crosswalk.com and the Salem Network.) “But on the night immediately following, the Lord stood at (Paul’s) side and said, ‘Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must … Read More

Lighting up the Winter Darkness with Style

It’s midwinter in Indiana at the time of this writing, and I’m thinking about light. It’s scarce ’round these parts right now. The internet says we get 186 sunny days per year in Indianapolis, below the US average of 205.  (I probably shouldn’t have looked that up.) San Juan Capistrano, CA (where we held our conference last year) gets 285. … Read More

The Joy of Leaves

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Photo: Autumn Mott Rodehaver via Unsplash The last leaves are falling from the maple tree in the front yard this afternoon. Holdouts that refused to give up their grasp of the branch until now. I imagine that they were waiting until they could decide their style of final decent. There are so many to choose from; the flutter from side … Read More