In the face of persecution

In the face of persecution | Hasten Home [image: Shoes on the Danube Promenade war memorial]

Reading through the Superstars for Jesus lesson stories (again 😉 ) for final edits the other day, I found myself seeing with fresh eyes. I am seeing how timely the life of Paul is, how he stood as a light … CLICK to continue…

No suckers in Heaven

"Suckers" by Art Poskanzer, 2011 (CC BY 2.0 license) - flickr.com

There will be no suckers in Heaven. My eight-year-old, seeing the title of my planned post, wondered if I was talking about candy–but this is deeper. And sure, the easily deceived will not be there unless they learn to lean … CLICK to continue…

Life, opportunity, and Vacation Bible School

tiny pink & yellow flowers on a branch

It’s time for Five Minute Friday! Today’s topic is “Opportunity”. Ready? Go: Opportunity is something I have been thinking a lot about lately. Have you ever noticed that “success” at Vacation Bible School–and at life, for that matter–is largely about … CLICK to continue…

Blessed is forgiven (pondering Psalm 32)

garden path up stairs

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” Psalm 32:1 Notice how the Psalmist does not say, “Blessed is he who has never sinned.” Although, certainly there would be awesome blessing in a sinless life, that blessing … CLICK to continue…