Love Wins

No one can make sense of evil. But evil can't fathom love. No matter what evil has done, I have found over and over an infinitely greater love and grace to overwhelm it. Love steers grief away from dark, unsolvable labyrinths, and into the comforting, healing arms of God. I may never fully understand "why," …

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 …