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 of my […]

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 weak in […]

My Friends

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” (Prov 17:17). “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Prov 18:24) David had Jonathan. Jesus had John. I have many. If I were asked what a person with a […]

The Pool

Quiet time. Alone time. Something we all need. “Ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent” (Ps 4:4) – in their beds, the people of God would have time to think about their lives, meditate on Scripture, and pray to their God. “One handful of peaceful repose Is better than two fistfuls […]

Disabled Parking

Parking has always been my Achilles heel in driving. I once received a notice in a parking garage that my parking was extremely poor and that my license plate number had been recorded and were I to park that way again, I would receive a ticket. I cannot judge distances appropriately, and I notoriously do […]