Archives for August 2014

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark — The Summary

The Red Thread in Noah's Ark -- The Summary

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark — The Summary

What a journey we’ve been on through The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark!

It’s taken awhile, but I hope you can now see God’s work in Noah’s Ark that sails past your childhood Sunday School lessons. 

Below, I’ve collected each of The Red Threads we’ve seen, and I’ve shown how we can apply them to our lives today. [Read more…]

Love & Hate — The Confessions of a Fanatic Fan Being Conformed to Christ Through Football


My father-in-law Bob Wilund is ready for some football!

My father-in-law Bob Wilund is ready for some football!

Here are the confessions of a fanatic fan being conformed into the image of Christ through football. (It can happen!)

(Actually, I’m only confessing three today. I’m not quite ready to divulge all my confessions yet.)

Confession #1 — I confess I love football. A lot.

College – Pro – PeeWee – Doesn’t matter. I love it all!

Confession #2 — I confess I love Clemson football the most.

There really is just “something in these hills!”

Confession #3 — I confess I hate it when people hate Clemson.

No explanation needed for the first two. They’re logical — at least to me.

The third confession needs to be explained. [Read more…]

Monday Music — Fall (Ruth Gado Coleman)


How does someone handle three debilitating medical conditions which cause chronic pain and fatigue and have doctors baffled as to how to help?

Or receiving a phone call that their sister’s been in a terrible accident, but they don’t know where she is?

Or learning that their father is ministering in Africa in the midst of the worst Ebola outbreak in history?

If you’re Ruth Gado Coleman, you fall into the arms of your Savior. [Read more…]

The Cloud ~ The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark (Part Eleven)

Rainbows & Clouds ~ Grace & Righteousness find themselves in Jesus Christ

Rainbows & Clouds ~ Grace & Righteousness find themselves in Jesus Christ.


“I set my bow in the cloud . . . ”
~ Genesis 9:13


in the cloud . . . not in the sky . . . not in the heavens . . . in the cloud.

Could this mention of “the cloud” be nothing more than a random detail? 

If rainbows couldn’t be seen anywhere else but in clouds, I might not have stopped to think about it, but they can, so I did.

I’m not going to tell you why God stated that He set His bow “in the cloud” because I can’t.

I can’t find any verse in Scripture that explains exactly why He didn’t set it “in the sky” or “in the heavens,” but let me tell you what I did find. It just may take your breath away as it did mine. [Read more…]

Monday Music — Fix My Eyes (by for King & Country)

Fix My Eyes
for King & Country
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Yesterday I celebrated my birthday. I turned 51.
(Everybody sing: Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me!…)

Naturally, as I’m aging (gracefully?) I reflect on what I’d like to do better as I move forward — what I’d do differently if I had it to do over again.

Besides a very unfortunate hairstyle choice my freshman year in high school, I think this song “Fix My Eyes” by the band for Kings & Country expresses what I’d do differently quite well. [Read more…]

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark (Part Ten) — The Rainbow


"I have set My bow in the cloud..." ~ Genesis 9:13 (Photo by Kaitlyn Barkley)

“I have set My bow in the cloud…” ~ Genesis 9:13 (Photo by Kaitlyn Barkley)


Noah and his family stepped out of the ark into a new world.

After Noah worshipped God at the altar, God responded.

“Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:  ‘I now establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth.

I establish My covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.’” ~Genesis 9:8-11

Don’t gloss over this monumental moment in the history of the world: [Read more…]