God is Working

God is Working

Pastor Mark Vroegop is preaching a series on the book of Exodus at my church. Here is a response to Sunday’s sermon I wrote for my church’s blog. Even as Pastor Mark was laying out the amazing details of God’s sovereignty in drawing Moses out of the Nile...
Of Pride and Pall-bearers

Of Pride and Pall-bearers

Last Thursday, I was in the surgery preparation area of St Vincent Hospital, in the middle of chapter three in the story of my cancer. Mark, a medical assistant, had come to get me from the waiting room, and after stopping to get my weight and height, I was now...
All Grown Up

All Grown Up

She didn’t know much about the world back then, the 10-year-old girl whose parents had split and whose world had turned upside down. It was 1981, and the fear of Iranians and oil shortages was still palpable. But the bigger fear was a family dividing. A couple...
God on the Line

God on the Line

“I’ve got a story to tell you,” Dad said over the phone today. I love to hear his stories.First, he told me about the work he had been doing on the new rental house he bought and about the pilot light on the water heater that wouldn’t light....
If God Can Do That . . .

If God Can Do That . . .

Almost 14 years ago, on September 29, 1996, a baby boy was born in China in the city of Nanjing. He was just one of almost 55,000 babies born every day in that country, one of 432,000 born every day in the world. Before he was very old, his parents or a doctor or...