My God Alphabet— L: Loving Listener

My God Alphabet— L: Loving Listener

“Can anyone hear me? Is anyone listening?” is a cry that is poured out millions of times, in many places, every day on this planet. At the bedside of a loved one in a hospital, in a lonely apartment, and in countless other circumstances and venues, people long for...
My God Alphabet—K: King

My God Alphabet—K: King

In recent years the level of verbal assaults and incivility among the governing parties of the United States has dramatically increased. At the heart of this war of words are two drastically different world-views that fuel the desire for governing power to advance...
My God Alphabet— J: Judge (and Advocate!)

My God Alphabet— J: Judge (and Advocate!)

My son and I stood before the traffic court judge, nervously awaiting his decision.  This event took place many years ago. You see, my son was ticketed for speeding on a lonely country road in West-Central Minnesota on his way home from a weekend away with our...
My God Alphabet—I: Initiator

My God Alphabet—I: Initiator

Three words stand out seven times in Genesis 1, the first chapter of the Bible: “And God said…” These words are important because they are the “how it was done” follow-up to the very first verse in the Bible: “In the beginning God...
My God Alphabet—H: Healer

My God Alphabet—H: Healer

Like words to describe various facets of a diamond, there are many beautiful Hebrew names that point to one of the infinite characteristics of God. Names such as Adonai (“Lord over all”), Jehovah Nissi (“God our banner who gives victory”), and...