Downcast? A One-Verse, Triple-Dose for You

“But God, who comforts the downcast (the depressed [TPT], the discouraged [TLB]), comforted us by the coming of Titus, also by the comfort you had given him.” (2 Cor. 7:6-7 NIV) These 3 translations provide 3 synonyms for “being down,” and this verse is a triple-dose...

Your Mind Isn’t a BattleYou Can’t Win

One of the fights that can ensue on the battlefields of our minds are dark thoughts that enter and look for a place to stay. I don’t want to expound on what these thoughts are for us, lest I give them power. But they’re dark; and they have no right to our minds. I...

“I’m Losing My PatienceWaiting For Patience!”

Being a waiter or waitress requires a lot of waiting: on tables, on customers to place orders, on indecisive customers to change orders, on the kitchen, on customers to pay, on change for a $50, on your manager, on a raise. Waitering is WAITING. You know who’s a good...

Finding My AnswersIn The Unanswered

There are questions I want answers to. These questions are pressing in on the walls of my brain as if the questions are the vice, and my brain is in between. Left to themselves, these unanswered questions can leave me restless during the day, and sleepless at night....

2019: The Missing PieceIn Your Peace

The French say “paix.” The Spanish say “paz.” The Dutch say “vrede.” The Norwegian say “fred.” The Pig Latins say “Eacepay.” And in a timeless, universal language, Jesus says, “I am leaving you a gift of...
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