Fear

The Belief of Courage

As David headed to the frontlines of Israel’s military conflict with the Philistines to bring supplies to his brothers, he found an astonishing situation.  The army of the God of Israel was cowering in their tents paralyzed by their common fear of the Philistine warrior champion, Goliath.  All the soldiers had personally sheltered themselves in…

Covid Masks

Overcome…or Overcomer?

Six weeks ago, when we were first feeling the impact of this pandemic, I never imagined where it would take us.  So many in our world seem absolutely paralyzed by fear. I had a friend share with me some ancient definitions of addiction.  And one was simply bondage.  Being in bondage to fear and doubt…

A Virus Antidote

What a strange week it has been.  As major sporting leagues and events cancel seasons and championships, as our stores are raided for toilet paper and cleaning supplies, as families hunker down in place for long spring breaks or the end of the school year classroom instruction, it seems there is an eerie doomsday sense…

Tom and Val

Meeting A Missionary

I just returned from a long weekend in Enumclaw, WA to celebrate my father’s 93rd birthday. After arriving and having lunch with Dad, my wife and I went for a walk around the small gateway town into Mt. Rainier National Park.  As we wandered the small-town streets with our obligatory coffee in hand, we discovered…

The Soul Solution

There is an invading army attacking the future of America.  Over 64,000 young men and women die annually due to opiate overdose.  This annual loss surpasses the loss of all American soldiers that were lost in the entire 19 year Vietnam conflict. The President has mobilized a national response to this Opioid Epidemic.  And the…

In God’s Time

“And He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. . .” -Malachi 4:6 John’s lifestyle of alcohol and drug abuse began to get out of control shortly after his mother died as a direct result of alcoholism.  It was then that he says he began…