Esther: more beautiful than you realize

Esther: more beautiful than you realize

Feb 25

In my opinion, Esther is the most under-rated book in the Bible.  For far too long, the story of Esther has been reduced to a subject for women’s Bible study.  We simplify the story to something akin to a Disney film, where the beautiful princess uses her beauty, charm, and wisdom to influence a king for good. Esther isn’t just for women and it isn’t just about physical beauty. ...

A Tale of Two Turtles: a parable of sorts

A Tale of Two Turtles: a parable of sorts

Feb 23

Once upon a time there were two turtles.  Their names were Alan and Eva.  They lived inside of a box.  It was a nice box and it had everything that a turtle needs to survive and be comfortable. Alan was perfectly happy inside the box.  He had explored the entire box.  He knew everything that was in the box.  He knew where the boundaries were.  He knew where to go for food and drink, where...

Give Us This Day: The Blessings

Give Us This Day: The Blessings

Feb 03

I am absolutely in awe of what God has done so far in my fast.  I say “so far” because based on what I have experienced I can’t for a minute believe that He is finished. This year I chose to fast from personal purchases.  I chose this because I wanted to really experience the ways in which God provides for me.  I wanted to be totally dependent on His provision, to see His care, to...