Problems and Providence

I had emergency surgery two nights ago to remove my gallbladder. It was my fifth or sixth attack, but having never experienced a gallbladder attack before it took weeks for me to realize it wasn’t just an injury from working out.

While I certainly didn’t want to have this problem, I thank God for the providential timing in getting it resolved. I had seen a doctor last week, but she hadn’t diagnosed the problem yet. I was very frustrated and I prayed that somehow God would speed this process along. Continue reading

The Word: 1 Chronicles 16:8-12

Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples.
Sing to Him, sing praises to Him;
Speak of all His wonders.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad.
Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face continually.
Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done,
His marvels and the judgments from His mouth

1 Chronicles 16:8-12 NASB

November – a Time to Give Thanks

I can hardly believe it is November 11. It seems like just last week was August! Alas, there is a bite in the air and the holiday season, which always seems to fly faster than any other time of the year, is near at hand.

But it is still November and an excellent time to reflect and give thanks. I know many people on Facebook are listing something they are thankful for each day this month. Daily posts are a bit too much work, so I’m doing it a little differently. This list is not in order of importance, just in order of the way things popped into my brain. Continue reading

Giving thanks

It seems crazy, but it is already November and, as I’m constantly being reminded, this is a month in which we emphasize giving thanks.

Today I want to tell you a little bit about an opportunity I had thanking God for. This summer I applied to take a class from World Journalism Institute. I managed to get accepted and in late October I spent a week in Asheville, N.C., learning how to report and write from a Biblical perspective. The ultimate outcome is that in the future I may be able to do some freelance writing for World magazine (or Worldmag.com). Preparing for the class in addition to my job took time, and took me away from this site. I hope to resume blogging more regularly (although daily is unrealistic right now) in the coming months.

For now, if you’d like to read my first published piece for Worldmag.com here’s the link.