Silly Questions

Silly Questions

Silly questions are the ones where the answer already seems obvious. Silly questions you could ask of me would be: “The kids want to come over, is that OK?”“Do you want to go to church this morning?”“Hey, Steve, do you enjoy being a grandfather and great grandfather?”...
When God Doesn’t Make Sense

When God Doesn’t Make Sense

Over my 45+ year journey as a follower of Christ, I have gone through and used several pat answers to the question, “Steve, how are you doing?” For a large portion of my life I gave the typical “Fine, thank you” answer. But at one point I decided that I wanted to be...
Wired To Serve

Wired To Serve

A little while ago, Lifeway Church conducted an ordination service where we credentialed six individuals and officially acknowledged the call of God upon their lives. As I looked at the candidates who stood before the congregation during the ceremony, something welled...
Rest in the Father

Rest in the Father

Getting a physical usually involves having the doctor insert a tongue depressor into your mouth as he asks you to say, “Ahhh.” He wants to see what’s going on in your throat. The other day I was mowing my lawn in the scorching summer heat. By the end of the task I was...
Storms are in the Forecast

Storms are in the Forecast

The past five months have been interesting, to say the least. Almost all of us have experienced loss of some kind, a disappointment. Something didn’t turn out the way we hoped and prayed it would be. One thing we all have in common is that storms are in the forecast....
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