In ALL Circumstances

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV). God told the Israelites (famously repeated by Jesus) that man cannot live by bread alone. When God first said that, Israel was wandering in a desert wasteland. They were learning to trust God for his physical […]

God Goes Before You

The LORD is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8, HCSB) We talk a lot about how God is always with us…but we don’t talk often about how God “goes before us.” I was […]

Castor, Pollux, and Vomit

After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered in the island. It was an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux. (Acts 28:11, NIV) Paul’s back on his way to Rome, where God said he would take him. It was a long, arduous, dangerous […]