Arise! 5 Keys to Jonah’s Prayer

Apply for that job, Karen.

I don’t want to, Lord. It’s too big. I don’t know how to do all that’s required.

Week after week, notices appear. Delete. Delete. DELETE!

OK …

Has God told you to do something you’d rather not do?

God told Jonah, “Arise and go to Nineveh.” He went the other way.

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9/11 & 2020 – Never Forget!

“Wake up! A plane just crashed into the World Trade Center.”

Keith taught the night before, and we’d gone to bed around midnight.

Standing transfixed on the television, I’m weeping. He’s trying to make sense of what we’re seeing.

A second airplane crashed into the other Tower.

A third plane hit the Pentagon.

The fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

Nineteen terrorists attacked America that day, killing almost 3,000 souls from 78 countries.

Evil changed the United States of America and the world forever.

We will never forget 9/11.

Nineteen years later, a pandemic, devasting fires, catastrophic hurricanes, financial and job loss, rampant rage, violent riots, a cancel culture, and unprecedented immorality plague America.

We will never forget 2020!

America is at a turning point.

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Selfless Heroes … God At Work

I saw pain. Hurt. Friends. Love. God at work today.

I sat in the heat and the sun outside the emergency room of Loma Linda University Medical Center today. I waited for news. And I watched the hurting people. I observed the family and friends waiting for news. Good news. Bad news.

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The Ultimate Promise

I’ve broken promises.

One that haunts me is a promise that I made to our daughter when she was about 11 years old. I told her that I would pick her up when the library closed. Unfortunately, the library closed 30 minutes before I thought it closed. It was raining that night. I was horrified when I pulled up to the darkened library and there she was standing and waiting. That broken promise has haunted me for decades. She doesn’t remember the incident.

“If you eat all your dinner, you can have ice cream for desert.” A promise that’s easy to keep.

“For richer, for poorer. In sickness and in health. ‘Til death do us part.” A stronger promise. Really a covenant. It’s harder to keep.

God made the ultimate Promise.

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