#85: Clinging To Truth

Have you been the victim of unfair treatment or, worse, of outright lies? There’s no hurt like it, especially when it comes from within the church, from those you thought of as fellow Christians and friends. How can… Read More

#84: Overcome By Love

Merry Christmas! Blessings to you and your family in this busy season. Thanks so much for joining me for Knowing Jesus. I’m honored that you’ve taken the time to be here, and hope this post will give you… Read More

#83: That’s What Friends Are For

On May 15, 2001, I took my first and only ride on a helicopter. I remember the date because that ride was a life-flight—with our fourteen-year-old son, who nearly lost his life that day in a bicycle accident…. Read More

82: Falling On My Face

Last Sunday morning, I got an important reminder. Before communion, a man gave a short but powerful devotion. He told about his life before becoming a Christian, how dirty and sin-burdened he’d constantly felt. His face showed the… Read More

#81: In Everything Give Thanks

I’m not a “bandwagon” kind of girl. If everyone is raving about something, I tend to shy away from it. But this past year, I made an exception when I read a perspective-changing, heart-shaping book, the best-seller One… Read More

#80: The Beautiful and the Beastly

Skilled writers know how to develop stories using plot sequences. A very simple sequence might have a beginning setting, followed by a series of chronological scenes that lead to a final setting. (Some of us like plots with… Read More

#79: Meeting In the Clouds

Luke’s fifteenth chapter holds one of my favorites of Jesus’ parables—the story of the prodigal son (Lk. 15:11-32). My favorite moment is in verse 20, when the father sees off in the distance the son he has missed… Read More

78: Are You Sleeping?

As kids, most of us learned a simple song that went, “Are you sleeping, are you sleeping, Brother John, Brother John? Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing, Ding ding dong, ding ding dong.” Remember it? The… Read More

#77: Preparing For the End of Time

December 21, 2012—the end of the Great Cycle in the Mayan calendar—was to be the end of the world. So was May 21, 2011. And Christmas eve, 1955. And March of 1843. And a host of other dates… Read More

#76: Expecting the Unexpected

Welcome to Knowing Jesus, our journey through the gospel of Mark. We’re out to learn all we can from the life and teachings of Jesus. Come along as we begin chapter 13! Get your Bible and read Mark… Read More