Death Defying

Recently, President Obama directed American public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom corresponding to the sex they identify with. The Obama administration says this is just a recommendation. But schools that don’t comply risk losing federal funding. It’s an optionless option. I was furious. Transgenderism is a complex issue our nation is…

Why the World Is Real

The view from our cabin at Camp Orkila Last week I went to fifth grade camp with my daughter at Camp Orkila on Orcas Island.  It was a physically grueling week.  I don’t know how many miles we hiked.  All I know is I ended the week exhausted, sporting huge blisters and aching to my…

Whose House?

Years back, the Lord opened the book of Haggai to me in new ways.  (See the booklet “Haggai: Feast” for more about that).  Verse 1:4 is probably the heart of the book: “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?” The temple was…

Too Many ‘What Ifs’ for 3:00 AM

Years ago, I became impatient with those I was ministering to.  The Lord had given me vision.  I knew where the people of God needed to go.  But I wasn’t seeing a lot of progress.  Chomping at the bit but unable to run I ended up stymied and stewing…prayerfully, of course  😉 One night, the Lord…