Posts Tagged ‘Amazon’

The Promise of Grace

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.” –2 Corinthians 12:8 Read: 2 Corinthians 12 This being “Grace Week,” I wanted to share (or remind some of you) of a phone call I took from a listener while I was on Moody Bible Radio a while back. She struggles with […]

The Temptation of Pride

“Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this?” –Acts 3:11 Read: Acts 3 When Peter and John came across the lame man at the temple gate, Peter said to him, “Look at us.” When the lame man fixed his eyes on them, Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I […]

Unearned Health

“Every good and perfect gift comes from above.” –James 1:17 Read: James 1 You’ve likely seen someone boast that health is “Always earned, never given.” Sounds reasonable, right? You put in the work, you get the reward. Sounds reasonable, but it’s not true. Health is not earned. Granted, some people appropriately celebrate their health (and […]

Alone in a Crowded Courtyard

“If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.” –John 15:20 Read: John 15 Yesterday’s post stirred my heart. Here’s how I see the same scene. When Jesus was taken into custody and led to the home of the high priest, Peter followed, wanting to stay as close to Jesus as he could. He did […]

Heal The Wound, Leave The Scar

Yesterday on Twitter, one of my favorite authors, Reverend Scotty Smith, had such a neat question for us. He said, “In the new heaven/new earth, I want to sing like Steve Perry, love like Mother Teresa and paint like Makoto Fugimura. You?” I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to fashion my response. […]

Light Your World

We’re people watchers — me and my best pal, Ms. Josey Wales — and last night was no exception. Sitting outside Trader Joe’s waiting for mama to finish shopping, we watched all sorts of people. Some of them even noticed Josey’s grey beard and eye brows. We took it all in. But then we watched […]


We know the story, but we love it. Two thousand years ago, God made an unexpected trip. Because we were unable to get to Him, He came to us. God left Heaven’s hall for Bethlehem’s stall. He then climbed out of his crib and onto the cross for your sins and mine. Imagine, God with […]

Strength and Honor

“This is what the Lord says, “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom or the strong man boast in his strength…” –Jeremiah 9:23 With so much on my mind yesterday, I walked into my physical therapy session. Progress is slow. Parents need prayer. PrayFit at a crossroads. Swirling and swirling inside my little […]

It’s Not In Our DNA

“One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him.” –Luke 17:15-16 Read: Luke 17 Our DNA is remarkable. Our microscopic fingerprint. A double-helix with 25,000 regions of genes that tell the body how to build itself. And we’re […]

Discipline Determines Destiny

I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should.” –1 Corinthians 9:27 Read: 1 Corinthians 9 >> AUDIO: To hear this entry read by Jimmy Peña, click here. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Charles Stanley with In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. He delivered a message entitled, “Discipline […]