That compulsion to “fix” someone’s behavior isn’t from God. It’s fear demanding a sacrifice. You can serve the fears of failure, loss, and rejection to impose change, but transformation can only occur by partnering with Love.

Strength for Today

You won’t be able to receive God’s strength to cope with what’s gone wrong in the past, if you’re fixated on using your own strength to guard against everything that could go wrong in the future. “I’ve learned the secret of living, whether I’m stewarding abundance or coping with loss. It’s knowing my own strength …

Just a Thought

I know I haven’t written much lately, mostly because the chaplain job takes up a lot of brain and heart space. But as I get ready to leave for the hospital, I thought I’d share what’s on my mind this morning: Faith, hope, and love don’t deny the reality of problems, pain, and fear. They …

Trust

My camera can only do so much, so it’s not a detailed photo. But planets fascinate me. Venus is the second brightest object in our night sky. It has an atmospheric pressure 92 times ours, a surface temperature of 863°F (462°C), and is so brilliant because of the sunlight reflecting off the thick clouds of …

Let There Be Light

The ancient warrior quietly sheaths his sword, and turns to face the tomb at last. Eons beyond count he has defended creation and served its Creator, but the last few days have seemed an eternity in comparison. He has guarded Jesus from the moment He was in Mary's womb. Every angel has grieved the separation …