The elephant in the room is Jesus

I attended a panel discussion last week that was advertised with the title, “Good without God.” Knowing that one of the largest-growing groups in the country is the “nones,” those who answer surveys that ask for a religious affiliation that they have none, I wanted to hear what five from academia would say about their … Continue reading The elephant in the room is Jesus

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This is a day to congratulate others

This morning, my son Judah will cross the stage with 18 other homeschoolers who have completed their high school education. He will receive his diploma from his mom and me, gifts and cards from family and friends, and words of affirmation from many. Some will compliment him on a job well done, pat him on … Continue reading This is a day to congratulate others

Power comes from God

One of the younger members of our congregation, Daisy Pace, said to me last Sunday, “Papa said we didn’t lose our power. We lost our electricity. Power comes from God!” A truer word was never spoken, and that from a 7-year old. It’s one of my favorite memories of last weekend’s ice event that left … Continue reading Power comes from God

The Lord provides for His people

It was the spring of 2002, and Antioch was looking for a permanent place to meet. We had met in nine different locations for Sunday services, set up chairs and sound equipment for 15 years, and were ready to find a place we could call home. That’s when we saw the for-sale sign on the … Continue reading The Lord provides for His people

God has two dwelling places

I don’t even remember what Cindy and I were fighting about now. But I remember what happened to end the fight. It was 11 years ago, in the fall of the year. Jesse was 9 then, and he had already had three “febrile seizures,” where his fever spiked and he went into convulsions. His first … Continue reading God has two dwelling places