“A Spiritual Clipboard”

Last week, I noticed a clipboard abandoned on a table. It held things that might be useful, “just in case.” It occurred to me the Bible is like a clipboard. It’s filled with spiritual “just in case” thoughts. For instance: “Wisdom that descends from above” is “full of mercy…without partiality…without hypocrisy.” (James 3:17) I need to… Continue reading “A Spiritual Clipboard”

“Bricks and Blocks”

I sat in my friend’s driveway. So, I noticed the bricks in his house, each absolutely identical. Then I began to notice that each one was actually quite unique. They’re identical only when I don’t pay attention. People too—we look, and maybe even act like so many other people.But God created us as individual. He knows… Continue reading “Bricks and Blocks”

“A Twist Tie”

I use twist ties for lots of things–bread bags, computer wires that snake across my office, organizing loose keys, and so forth. And, unfortunately, I sometimes treat people a bit like twist-ties, looking mostly for what makes them useful. Yett in my more spiritual moments I remember that people aren’t things. I need to love… Continue reading “A Twist Tie”

“A Disaster”

I’ve experienced disaster. Sometimes it’s impersonal, as with hurricanes, tornados, floods and the election of politicians I believe are corrupt. Sometimes it’s very personal: Death. Illness. Being fired. But I absolutely must remember Jesus’s redemption promise! He not only gives me strength to endure these tests. He gives me the deep-down promise that these aren’t… Continue reading “A Disaster”