No More Tears

When bathing little people, there is a product that every parent comes to love and appreciate: shampoo that doesn’t hurt if it ends up in little eyes.  No Tear Shampoo.  Let’s face it, wiggly little bodies make it nearly impossible to keep the soap and shampoo away from those sensitive eyes.  And while a “no […]

When Technology Hurts instead of Helps

I’ll never forget this one particular moment in my life.  It was in the Fall of 2000.  I was hanging out in the Bible teacher’s classroom after school with some classmates.  One friend was recounting the previous weekend’s hunting experience; my fellow freshman had gone squirrel hunting and managed to bag two squirrels out of […]

A Mother’s Day Lament

Be merciful to me, O Lord!   Where are You when       my cries ascend upward?   How many nights must       my pillow be drenched with tears? Do You have no compassion on me       as I sit in the quiet?   All my friends post to social media       their perfect families, but me?Though I long for children      and […]

Lamenting an Unjust Death

For the past week, our nation has been reeling and has been rocked by the footage of the senseless death of George Floyd. Thousands have rightly responded with outrage and calls for justice, while others have capitalized upon this terrible situation to perpetrate other, equally heinous crimes. I have struggled with how to communicate the […]

Given as a Possession

As God’s people are preparing to leave their wilderness wanderings and enter the Promised Land, the Land of Caanan, God gives them some specific instructions. In order to get to their destination, they had to pass through the territory of Ammon, but God explicitly forbids them from harassing or contending with the people of Ammon […]

I am Barabbas

Pilate was in a quandary,He didn’t know what to do.Jesus, he knew, was not guilty;His accusers had failed their case to prove.His wife had suffered greatly;“Do this man no harm!” she warned.But the riotous crowds were yelling loudly,“Crucify that blasphemous scoundrel!” An idea! No one likes Barabbas!“I’ll offer them somthing they despise more.”But Pilate underestimated […]