“I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.” —Psalm 119:75 (NIV) The events surrounding the shootings in Colorado and some other things recently have reminded me how this world is not how God intended things to be. While I’m sure that is no great surprise, sometimes I … Read more

Losing My Astonishing

“The most critical issue facing Christians is not abortion, pornography, the disintegration of the family, moral absolutes, MTV, drugs, racism, sexuality, or school prayer. The critical issue today is dullness. We have lost our astonishment. The good News is no longer good news, it is okay news. Christianity is no longer life changing, it is … Read more

Moments of Amazement

“Life is truly measured not by the number of breaths taken, but by the number not taken, the occasions when breath is stopped in amazement.” –Halford Luccock As I finished those words I reflected on yesterday in the life of Keith Turley and I realized I missed the occasions that took my breath away. Several … Read more


“A certain man had been a faithful builder for an employer for many years. His employer decided to take a world cruise. Before leaving he left with his builder plans for an ideal house. ‘Build it according to specification, spare no necessary expense. I want this house to be a good house for a special … Read more

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