Light in Dark Times (Job 6-9)

I despise my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning. (Job 7:16) In the moment of our pain, it's hard not to feel despair.  When the news arrives of the death of a loved one or the discovery of the much-feared diagnosis, our immediate response is one of disheartenment.  In Job's case, his emotional state brought him to the conclusion that his ... [Continue Reading]

I Will Not Be Shaken (Job 1-5)

At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.  The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” (Job 1:20-21) One of the marks of a person of great faith is that he or she trusts the Lord regardless of the present ... [Continue Reading]

Forget YOU (Genesis 8-11)

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” (Genesis 11:4) Those were the famous last words of mankind before God confused the one language and scattered the various peoples across the earth.  The motivation behind ... [Continue Reading]

Join Me On a Journey

Starting today (August 4, 2013), I am reading through the Bible chronologically and blogging through my journey each day.  I'd love for you to join me in this!  If you'd like to participate, all you need to do is download a copy of the reading plan and read along.  I will post each evening in response to the day's reading.  Please feel free to comment on my blog posts and ... [Continue Reading]