Tag: Letters to a Young Believer

Witness Well

People aren’t perfect — and how we respond to them is what really matters

The following are excerpts from a letter I recently wrote to my daughter in college. “I was reading my Bible this morning and was beginning to read 2 Thessalonians, when I had to pause after reading the fourth… Read More

How the Bible addresses the why questions in life

Sometimes I wish God would answer all the why questions when difficult circumstances enter my life. But on closer examination, I believe he does in the Bible.

A Father’s Dilemma: Testing God against Temptation

When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, he had to confront Satan’s dare to test God.  Fathers also fall into the trap of testing God by testing sin.  Our rebellious bravado causes our mind to forget that many… Read More

Isn’t Christianity for the weak-minded? How can I know Christianity is true?

Scientific facts rest on evidence.  Our human senses grasp the evidence and we come to believe that fact.  Faith goes a step further. It is being sure of what we hope for and certain in what we do… Read More

Behind the Mike: Observations of being a radio show host

For almost nine months, I was the host of a daily radio program called “Treasure Valley Spotlight” that concluded at the end of March this year. From my experience, I would like to share four observations.  These observations… Read More

An appropriate benediction

“Greet all the saints in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send greetings. All the saints send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your… Read More

A Fragrant Gift is One that is Prompted by Love

The Apostle Paul expressed love, care and concern for his former congregation while awaiting trial in Rom. Out of thanksgiving for the special relationship he had with each member, he pours out his heart in thanksgiving for the… Read More

Guarding our hearts under the protective custody of God’s peace

There is a peace that goes beyond understanding which can invade our hearts and minds with the Holy Spirit. We are encouraged to take the extra effort and time to guard our hearts and mind so we can… Read More

A remedy for those times when we are feeling anxious

Is your life right now characterized as being anxious? I have many positive and fond memories of being a graduate student. My wife and I lived in a small apartment in student housing. I recall enjoying my classes… Read More

Being Gentle in a Harsh World

The theme of Paul’s message to the Philippians is to rejoice no matter what. Even in the most difficult situations or challenges in life, the Holy Spirit will grant us an eternal perspective and “rejoice” over any circumstance…. Read More