The Terrible Thing (that’s easier than what we’re all trying to do instead)

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“The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self–all your wishes and precautions–to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are all trying to do instead.”

-C.S. Lewis

My Dad Died, And This Is What I Said


It’s 1:30 in the morning. The memorial service ended hours ago. All the visits with family and friends ended minutes ago. Kathy’s asleep and I’m just now finding time to blog so, the easiest thing I can think of to share are the words I said at my dad’s memorial service. Continue reading

What If You Had To Give Up Everything?


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Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017)

“Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.”

John 12:42-43

Nabeel Qureshi Died

For more information about Nabeel Qureshi, I recommend Justin Taylor’s excellent article Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017).

Maybe you saw in the news recently that Continue reading

Deep Sorrow’s Fruit

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Tears by Chris Elt

“Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.”

John 12:27-28

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My Friend Just Died, And This Is What His Daughter Wrote


My friend David Serry just died. This is what his daughter Amy wrote.

My dad died last night.

This is going to be Continue reading

When God Doesn’t Make Sense

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Read John 11:1-6.

“So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was.” John 11:6

The Watney House Fire

From the street it looked like a one story house. But because it was built on a hillside, from the back you could see another level below with sliding glass doors opening out to a patio and back yard. This was the house where the Watney kids lived: Melissa, Mark, and Emma. Continue reading