My God

My God “I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds” (Ps 9:1) “O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!” (Ps 30:12) Americans have set aside the fourth Thursday in November as “Thanksgiving Day.” I fear that far too often that […]

My Health

My Health As I begin my month-long thanksgiving, you might expect me to begin by expressing my thankfulness for my God or my Savior or my family or my home or my. . . . Nope. Not this year. I wish to begin by expressing my thankfulness for my health. I might not have the […]

30 Days of Thanksgiving

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!” (Ps 100:4) “As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving” (Col 2:6-7) I can’t believe it’s already November — well, I know it’s […]

Jesus Wept

Jesus Wept Have you ever wept at the funeral home? Stupid question, right? When you’ve lost the dearest in all the world, you’re not going to cry – nope, not a bit. You’re going to weep. I’ve wept more times at the funeral home than I could ever count – I remember weeping when each […]

“I’m Fine”

I’m Fine I’ll walk into the church building and someone will ask me how I’m doing, and I’ll truthfully say, “I’m doing fine.” The response is often, “You don’t look fine.” I know what these sweet folks mean: “Justin, I can see you’re having a bad day walking and you’re in pain and you look […]