Where Is God When I Can’t Find Him?

Have you ever felt alone, abandoned even by God?  Or have you questioned why bad things happen to good people?  Are there times you struggle to make sense of world events and the evil that exists in it?  Perhaps you've asked how can God allow unspeakable acts to occur? None of us can escape the … Continue reading Where Is God When I Can’t Find Him?

Why Not Me?

He had lost everything – everything!  His business, his employees, all his assets, property, even his children.  Yes, children, as in plural.  All dead.  Then he lost his health.  Disease racked his body. Job.  His name is synonymous with suffering.  Has there ever been anyone who has lost as much? I return again and again … Continue reading Why Not Me?

We Can Live an Upright Life AND Be Wealthy and Powerful

The list is endless:  John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim and Tammy Baker, Bernie Madoff, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno.  Powerful people with fatal character flaws. Is it the seduction of power that has lead to their downfall?  Did they sacrifice their principles in order to reach their positions? Our eyes … Continue reading We Can Live an Upright Life AND Be Wealthy and Powerful

He Believes In You

The gauntlet was thrown down by Satan; thrown in the face of God. “I know your creation better than you do,” Satan taunts God.  “You think Job is such a wonderful example of humanity, but let him experience trials and he’ll turn his back on you.  He only worships you because he’s had no troubles. … Continue reading He Believes In You

Make Your Daddy Proud!

I was fortunate to be born to a father who loved me.  Not that he was perfect, but he tried to do the right thing.  And he loved me. The one thing I never wanted to do was disappoint my dad.  To hear the lecture that began, “I’m really disappointed in you” was to feel … Continue reading Make Your Daddy Proud!

God Is Worthy of Worship

When we open our Bibles to the book of Job, we are introduced to three main characters in the opening verses:  Job, God, and Satan. By listening to what these three say in the first two chapters and observing how they act, we learn a wealth of information that has important implications for us today. … Continue reading God Is Worthy of Worship

THE LAND OF UZ

No, that is not a misprint.  It is supposed to be Uz, not Oz. Uz is the ancient land where Job lived.  Yes, that Job.  The one who lost everything. It is in the land of Uz that God pulls back the curtain for us to see how things really work on earth.  He shows … Continue reading THE LAND OF UZ