Author: DEIL

Matthew 28:19b — More than a dip in the pool

Like most things, if there is no change of heart, mind, and will, then the ritual itself has little meaning. I looked up “baptism” in the Thesaurus where three words stood out to me; three words that help me to look at baptism in a clearer light, and to focus...

Unexpected Jesus Sighting

On my birthday not long ago, my wife and I went for an afternoon drive, something we rarely have time to do, and came across a Catholic prayer mountain. We decided to go in an walk around. We were the only people there because, as we found out, this...

Matthew 28:18–By the authority vested in me…

And one thing is for sure; when Jesus spoke to his eleven disciples there was not a single ordained pastor, Sunday-school teacher, song leader, church board member, televangelist, Christian aid worker, Christian musician, Christian author, or any other sort of "high-profile" Christian worker among them. They were just ordinary...

Law and Love — Moses and Jesus

Today’s entry is somewhat short simply because I want to emphasize one simple and important truth–and not bog it down or drown it with too much “other stuff.” For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ…He has revealed God to...

If your enemies are hungry…

…give them food to eat.  If they are thirsty, give them water to drink.  You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the LORD will reward you. [Proverbs 25:21-22]...

Love and Lewis, part one

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken..."...

Rare People

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. -Ed Cunningham...

Unexpected Joy

We are well overdue for an update.  Sorry.  The good news is that what we have to share is good news! In an unexpected twist to our time in the States, we discovered in early November that we are expecting our third child!  After some initial shock, we are so...