How Do You Want to Be Loved?

“Then the Lord said to me, ‘Go and love your wife again, even though she commits adultery with another lover. This will illustrate that the Lord still loves Israel, even though the people have turned to other gods and love to worship them.’” (Hosea 3:1 NLT) When I think of Hosea, I think of aContinue reading “How Do You Want to Be Loved?”

The Greater Work

“But we prayed to our God and guarded the city day and night to protect ourselves.” (Nehemiah 4:9 NLT) Most often, it seems we’re tempted to see prayer as a means to an end rather than an end in itself. When we pray, like Nehemiah, our expectation focuses on what we want God to doContinue reading “The Greater Work”

What Needs Does God Supply?

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 NLT) Have you ever asked God to supply what you considered a desperate need, but He didn’t? What was your takeaway? What did you learn throughContinue reading “What Needs Does God Supply?”

Can Your Life Make a Difference?

“Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14b NLT) A man was walking on the beach when he saw in the distance someone who seemed to be throwing something into the ocean. As he got closer, he saw that it was a young boy throwing starfishContinue reading “Can Your Life Make a Difference?”

Who Does the Dishes?

“Jesus replied, ‘You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.’” (John 13:7 NLT) When I was first married, I was 21 and my bride was 19. I remember well my new wife’s first attempt at cooking dinner. She knew I liked macaroni and cheese, but when I entered the door toContinue reading “Who Does the Dishes?”