Really? Really? OK!

Late one weekday evening, almost everyone I knew found themselves at the same viewing before a very hard funeral. The line stretched outside. As I approached the dearly departed, I felt an all-too-familiar nudge. It’s something different every time, but…

Maximize God’s Profit

A while back I read an article (link to article) about a Christian using his business to live out Biblical justice. He intentionally employs refugees at his Richmond Chick-fil-A. “I remember [hearing from] a pastor whose congregation was made almost…

God Please Derail Me

I recently pre-ordered the new book by Chip and Dan Heath called Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work. One of the main points in the book goes like this: Prepare to Be Wrong: we are overconfident, thinking…

Salt of the Earth

I read a fascinating interview (link to article) with Michael Moss about his new book Salt, Sugar, Fat that delves into the food processing industry. In the interview he unveils a fascinating fact about salt: When it comes to salt, what…

How Do You Know?

My devotions took me to Exodus today, and I noticed this little snippet from God’s words to Pharaoh: “Thus says the Lord, ‘By this you shall know that I am the Lord…'” – Exodus 7:17a While Pharaoh got smacked in…

Thankfulness

I have been using the Life Journal for my personal devotional lately, and I have seen immense spiritual growth from the process. I recently read Psalm 8, and I was especially drawn to v3-4: When I look at your heavens,…

The Platinum Rule

My wife recently informed me that when I planned how we would celebrate her birthday I did “infinitely better than last year.” The astute reader may be asking two questions: 1. How badly did you do last year? 2. How…