God’s Frustration

 September 22, 2021

Sometimes as I sit quietly in my church’s Adoration Chapel, God gives me a word. Something to reflect on for weeks. Most recently that word was frustration. I realize, like many others, I’ve been feeling frustrated. Frustrated with the continued surge of COVID despite having a vaccine available. Frustrated by its continued disruption of my […]

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The Connection between Worry and Control

 September 15, 2021

Do you worry about people and events over which you have no control? Are you stressed out from trying to control all those things you worry about? Tell me, are worriers control freaks? Is there a connection between worry and control? In high school I had this crazy idea. The things I worried about never […]

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What Can We Learn about Home in the Psalms?

 September 1, 2021

Images of Afghan refugees are all over the news. We also have the ongoing immigrant crisis at our borders. What are they seeking? A new life. A place where they can live and prosper, safe from harm. A home. What can we learn about home in the Psalms? What is Home? Webster tells us that […]

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Going from Doom-scrolling to God-scrolling

 August 25, 2021

Like many others during the past year and a half, I’ve found myself obsessively searching out and reading bad news—doom-scrolling. It’s like watching a train-wreck, unable to turn away. Lately I’ve been asking myself—Is there a way to go from doom-scrolling to God-scrolling? What Is Doom-scrolling? Doom-scrolling or doom-surfing, is the tendency to continue to […]

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What Kind of Bird Are You? – Birds in the Psalms

 August 17, 2021

If someone asked you what kind of bird are you, what would be your response? I would choose a sparrow. Sparrows are small and insignificant. They are not showy like some birds. Nor do they draw attention to themselves. They are commonplace. Yet Jesus notices them. Sparrow in Scripture Jesus says, “Are not two sparrows […]

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Land of Deep Waters

 August 13, 2021

Honduras and other Central American countries have been in the news because of the number immigrants, including families with children, coming from there to the United States. Land of Deep Waters gives a glimpse of the situation in these countries which has created this influx of immigrants. Honduras Gangs are a huge problem in Honduras […]

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Shakespeare and the Psalms

 August 10, 2021

Usually this time of the summer, I’m busy ushering at the productions put on by the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. Unfortunately, once again this year, the company has remained dark due to the difficulty of successfully offering a season amid a pandemic. And so, I’ve decided to offer you some of my thoughts on Shakespeare and […]

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August Book Deals

 August 5, 2021

Check out my August book deals! Great summer reads – learn history through reading fiction. One, Buying Time, is set during the 1980s. The other, Land of Deep Waters, is set in Honduras, spanning thirty years from the 1970’s to 2000. August Book Deals – Buying Time Revisit the Cold War era when peaceful protesters […]

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God’s Conspiracy Theory

 August 3, 2021

Conspiracy theories are everywhere. They tell of dark evil cabals threatening human existence, plotting the overturn of society as we know it, putting profits over people and running the world based on their own designs. All of the talk about conspiracies got me thinking – does God have a conspiracy theory? And if so, what […]

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Personification in the Psalms

 July 27, 2021

If you’ve ever watched the waves coming in on the shores of Lake Michigan on a windy day, or on ocean beaches, you know what the psalmist was talking about when he proclaimed, “Let the floods clap their hands!” (Psalm 98:8) The waves truly appear to clap when they crest and approach the shore. Just […]

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