Rahab: A Life Transformed

A transformed life begins with an encounter with God.  The Bible has many testimonials of people whose lives were forever changed by God, but perhaps one of the most dramatic and unexpected is the story of a Canaanite woman named Rahab.  We first meet Rahab in Joshua chapter 2.  The Israelites, after a forty-year journey … Read more

The Mystery of St. Valentine

  What’s your favorite February holiday?  There are several to choose from, of course.  There are even some you may never have heard of.  Are you passionate for pizza?  February 9th is National Pizza Day.  Enjoy doing nice things for others?  Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th.  Or if you’re more globally … Read more

Is “A New You” Really Possible?

Looking For Change In All The Wrong Places I’m writing this in the first week of January.  New Year’s Day has passed, but my inbox is still flooding with emails about making resolutions and setting goals and promises of “A New Year:  A New You!”  Are you being bombarded with similar messages? There’s nothing wrong … Read more

When God Doesn’t Make Sense

Lessons From Gideon, part 5 If you missed the previous Lessons From Gideon, scroll down to the bottom of this post.  You’ll find them there! Gideon’s transformation has begun, and now it’s time for action.  Gideon has amassed an army of thirty-two thousand men to confront the marauding Midianites.  Things are looking up.  Israel is … Read more

Can God Handle Your Doubts?

Lessons From Gideon, Part 4 If you missed previous posts in this Lessons from Gideon series, scroll down to the bottom of this post.  You’ll find them them there! Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen… The Midianites had been harrassing the Israelites for seven long years, and once again they arrive for their annual attack.  … Read more