How to increase your Bible knowledge

By |2018-03-02T16:39:51-06:00November 3rd, 2014|

Have you ever sat in church listening to a sermon, and the pastor says something like, "Well, in the original language, the word in this passage meant..."--and kind of felt a sort of longing, or [...]

Spiritual loneliness

By |2018-03-02T16:42:24-06:00January 3rd, 2013|

Our world, wired, connected--full of countless ways to communicate instantly. I can Skype with someone across the globe, text to someone thousands of miles away, instant message, well, instantly. In some ways, we can fool [...]

What gets in the way?

By |2018-03-02T19:00:39-06:00May 20th, 2011|

Spoiler alert: Giving away free books. Leave a comment to enter the drawing! I grew up in a church that taught me to love God’s word. That was the up side. The down side was [...]

Life in a dead branch

By |2018-03-02T19:01:25-06:00October 25th, 2010|

My neighbor’s weeping willow slouches, with ominous melancholy, toward our back fence. Its branches do just that—weep—onto our yard: twigs and small slender tear-shaped leaves. It invades the airspace of my backyard, and has, on [...]

Karitos Christian Arts Conference

By |2009-07-01T16:17:44-05:00July 1st, 2009|

Every person is creative. Why? Because we are made in the image of our Creator. So every person is, in some way, an artist. some work with paint, or words, or clay. Others mold little [...]

My people

By |2018-03-02T19:06:01-06:00August 12th, 2008|

Summer weekends for the last two decades or so, I’ve visited my in-laws. It’s not so bad. They happen to live on a lake less than two hours from our house.                 I [...]

An outdoor soul

By |2018-03-02T19:06:42-06:00July 14th, 2008|

My family and I just returned from a vacation in Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Five days spent hiking, seeing wildlife and just driving through some amazing scenery reminded me just how [...]

Diving in

By |2008-06-10T15:53:48-05:00June 10th, 2008|

Reader Christine writes in with this question: I have 3 teens and 4 young adults.  I re-married 1 year ago and I work full-time. God has really blessed me and I love my life.  But [...]

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