Wisely Question

Can I find relevance in words that were written over 3,500 years ago.  Do I belong in this chaotic world, or would I fit better in another place?  Is it possible to frame an understanding of all creation with mere words? Who was it that asked over 3,300 questions in the oldest, most controversial book…

Who is that?

Who never departs from us? Who never ceases to surprise us? Who is everywhere we are? Who gives us courage? Who is always available 24/7 and Who is always for us never against us? Who consistently issues us mercy and grace? Who is extravagantly patient with us? Who intercedes in prayer for us? Who squeezes…

Zechariah

The young prophet Zechariah offered words to encourage the children of Israel as they labored to rebuild the Temple.  His words painted a bright picture of the perpetual blessing that was coming to Israel. As Haggai was aging, God sent Zechariah to reinforce His remnant that returned to Jerusalem after 70 years of captivity in…

Nahum

His name and the message of Nahum means ‘comfort’.  Nahum lived during the reign of the good king Hezekiah of Judah and Isaiah. When the cruel Assyrians invaded, he escaped into Judah. In 2 Kings 19:35 it is recorded that 185,000 people perished during that takeover. These are God’s words in response to the day…

Jonah

Jonah’s story is one that many can relate to because he also ran from God.   Most people think of Jonah as a fisherman, but he was not.  Jonah was actually a legendary statesman who worked in the court of king Jeroboam II. God tells us this whopping fish tale so that we do not wrestle…