Love & Grief — It’s a Package Deal

It was obvious she had loved her father deeply and he had loved her. Now she was sitting in my office hoping to work through some of the deep pain and sadness associated with his death. This is the first she had talked about him out loud to another person and with the...

It’s like being hit with a 2×4

I JUST HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE SEND ME EMAILS THAT ARE ALL IN CAPS. I suppose if angels used email, they might use all caps when speaking of God; however, they chose to express it this way: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty!” The Hebrew language uses repetition to...

Funerals were never in God’s design

I officiated at a funeral Saturday. I should never have had to do that. It was never meant to be this way. In the Garden of Eden there was no relational discord; there were no prayers for healing; there was no pain of any kind; and there was no death or sorrow. It was...

Does God really know how an iPhone works?

When I tell God I have an Apple on my desk at home does He think I mean a red, juicy fruit from the Garden of Eden? If I inform God that I am going to grab a Red Bull does He picture me leading a big animal to the altar to be sacrificed? Does God think Miley Cyrus is...

So What Exactly Is Normal?

We had just completed a session a few hours previous when a man called to ask some questions about the wonderful and unexpected things that had occurred in our time together with the Lord. “So did any of what happened today surprise you,...