Growing up, I didn’t really understand the meaning of lent.  I had friends who would give up chocolate or other things for 40 days, but I didn’t really understand why they were doing it.  And even now, it hasn’t been until these last few years that I have really learned to appreciate the Lenten season.  This... Read More


“Behold my servant, whom I uphold,my chosen, in whom my soul delights;” Isaiah 42:1 Behold.To observe; look at; see. A word we don’t use very often anymore. At least not in my usual circles of children, youth, or young adults. The last time I heard the word before yesterday’s devotional reading was when my... Read More

Don't Miss Out

The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the LORD has done this, and it’s marvelous in our eyes.  Mark 12:10-11     Have you ever missed something?   Maybe you missed a train. Or an exam. Or an appointment. Or a meal.   Why did you miss it?   Maybe it was because you woke up late. Or had... Read More

The Lion

“…Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness – who dares to rouse him?” - Gen. 49:9b I remember the first time I saw the Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe at a local theatre when I was just a child. I hadn’t yet read the famous C.S. Lewis novel but I was mesmerized by the story of this magical land of... Read More

Does Lent Have a Marketing Problem?

Today is Valentine’s Day. Cannon fodder for the world of marketing and advertising. Chocolate, Sex and Romance. This stuff sells itself, right? Just remind people of how magical love can be, how exciting the potential of new romance is, how much the lover is worth all the money that the beloved can spend…and just... Read More