Daily Devotionals

Only the Meek Will See

A small cathedral outside Bethlehem marks the supposed birthplace of Jesus. Behind the altar is a cave, a little cavern lit by silver lamps. You more

God Makes His Point

There are certain things everyone knows not to do. You don’t try to lasso a tornado. You don’t fight a lion with a toothpick. You don’t more

What Matters is Who God Is

When God announced Moses was to deliver the Israelites, Moses wasn’t convinced! God demonstrated that who Moses was didn’t matter. What more

God Dancing Amidst the Common

There’s one word that describes the night Jesus came—ordinary. A beautiful night but nothing to keep a person awake. The sheep were ordinary. more

Tender Moments

You don’t have to be brilliant to remember that a child is not an adult. Or a child psychologist to know that kids are “under more

Doing What Comes Naturally

My child’s feelings are hurt. I tell her she’s special. My child is afraid. I won’t go to sleep until she is secure. I’m not a hero. more

A Clear Message

As long as Jesus is one of many options, He is no option. As long as you can carry your burdens alone, you don’t need a burden bearer. As long as more

The Two-Letter Word “IF”

The prison of pride is filled with self-made people, determined to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps even if they land on their rear ends!  more

Twice Imprisoned

My friend, Anibal was guilty. Period. I met him in Brazil. I also met my friend Daniel who had given Anibal a Bible. And he took me with him to t more

A New Name

Show a man his failures without Jesus, and the result will be found in the roadside gutter. Give a man religion without reminding him of his filth, more

God Has Done It

The rich young ruler. He’s rich, powerful. Just ask him. He knows where he’s going. But today he has a question. Calling on this carpenter’s more

The Beginning of Joy

In Matthew 11:28 Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and I will give you rest.” You’ve been there. You’re turned your back on t more

Divine Wisdom

When I was ten, my mother enrolled me in piano lessons. Spending afternoons tethered to a piano bench was a torture just one level away from more

A Radical Reconstrution

God promises a special blessing. A sacred delight. It’s not a gimmick to give goose bumps or a mental attitude that has to be pumped up. No, more

Everything Needed for Joy

Robert had cerebral palsy. The disease kept him from riding a bike, or going for a walk. But it didn’t keep him from graduating from high schoo more