God Running

An Open Letter To Those In Pain and Suffering

Dear Friend In Pain, I feel so sad and so sorry about what you’re going through right now. I can’t imagine what it’s like. I can guarantee you that what I’m sharing in this letter won’t take the… Read More

Why is Christianity so Difficult?

Why is Christianity so hard? It’s not. Not if you’re all in. What I’ve found in myself and observing others is that if you live your life for yourself, you’ll experience a certain level of comfort, or, if… Read More

You’re Young; Profit by My Sincere Confession

Do not act this way, my brothers. You are young; profit by the sincere confession I make to you of the little care I took to consecrate my first years to God. Consecrate all of your years to… Read More

What Jesus Gave For Christmas

The thermometer said 3 degrees and there was snow and ice on the roads. We were experiencing some unusually low temperatures here in Oregon and it was during that cold snap, I was reluctant to leave the nest… Read More

What God Wants

Jesus’ Last Moments Jesus hung there on the cross between the two criminals. The sign Pilot ordered, hung over Jesus’ head, it said, This is the King of the Jews. The bible says the Jewish rulers were “sneering”… Read More

Top 10 Posts of 2012

1) Love Like Jesus series: The most popular posts of 2012 begin with a series. Jesus commanded us to “love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12 NKJV) But He never provided instruction as to how we’re to love–or did… Read More

What God Says to You: Genesis 45:1-4

To read the last post on Genesis, see What Does God Want?: Genesis 44 Read Genesis 45:1-4 In the last post on Genesis, we left Joseph’s brothers in deep deep trouble. Joseph’s steward had just found Joseph’s divining… Read More

Shocked by God — Seriously!

Hi, I’m on vacation, hiking in the North Cascades National Park with family. So you’ll see a guest post today (with a short comment from me at the bottom) and a few posts with links to people who… Read More

Drawing Close to God

Image by Jonathan Kos-Read – Creative Commons. Every person on the planet is precisely as close to God as he or she wants to be. Have you ever thought about that? James 4:8 says if you draw near… Read More

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you — 1 Peter 5:6-7

I’m reading about Don Piper who was crushed in a head on collision with an 18 wheeler, was dead at the accident scene for 90 minutes, and then revived when a pastor, who happened to be passing by,… Read More

Genesis 32:1-21 — Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid

Where we left Jacob: In Genesis 31 we saw that Jacob was told by God in a dream to leave his uncle Laban, and return to his former home in Canaan. So without telling Laban, Jacob gathered his… Read More

Proverbs 17:17 — A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity

Excerpt from tomorrow’s post: Regarding God’s will for your life in the context of adversity, the worst thing that can happen isn’t that the LORD will impose upon you a direction that you disagree with. The worst thing… Read More