Christian Devotional

I secretly call this blog post Nutcase Evangelism. In Part 1, Tim and I made a video: I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing. A crew breaking up concrete in a neighbor’s yard agreed to work a little quieter while we filmed. In fifteen minutes, I said, “That’s a wrap! Looks like we’re done.”  Papa […]

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Dead guys don’t always stay dead. And chronic illness doesn’t always remain chronic, either. In a recent post, I’m Healed! This SO Needs to Go Out on Facebook,  Jesus touched a man in a coffin and brought him back from the dead. I prayed for a miracle like that.  I needed new life. For thirteen years, I […]

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In last week’s blog post, Jesus healed a dead man in Nain (right out of the coffin!) with a simple prayer of faith. I mentioned that the Lord healed me of fibromyalgia two years ago. My friend Tony Otten asked in a comment how I was healed from fibromyalgia. Here’s my story. In 1988,  was in […]

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As you pray for your miracle today, are you expecting GREAT THINGS from Jesus? Flip open the Word to Luke 7:11-17 and listen in on what a dead guy has to say about believing for miracles. In the town of Nain, Jesus dropped in for Starbucks, ordered a Hazelnut decaf,  and overheard a conversation that […]

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                  Recently Tim and I spotted this bamboo growing near the Willamette River in Portland. Bamboo starts as an underground plant that grows for three to five years before it emerges from the soil. Once it breaks through, it’s the fastest-growing woody plant on the earth!  Bamboo […]

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My daughter-in-law, Jill, was in active labor for twenty-four hours. Then Saturday morning she was swept into surgery for a C-section. Soon she emerged from the room with a glorious trophy: her new baby. Pictured here are Jill, my son Ben, and their beautiful eight-pound three-ounce son, Logan. Jill had carried Logan for two long […]

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Have you ever seen the bumper sticker “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty”?  I love that.  But our acts of kindness don’t necessarily have to be random. “Those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.” (Rom. 8:5) I often go pray through […]

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