Category Archives: Disasters

Putting together the jigsaw puzzle

There is something inside of man that delights in solving problems. For example: in a marriage, when a wife shares with her husband about a problem she’s having,  the husband immediately tries to solve the problem for her – though she may be looking for something more relational than his proffered solution. Some people have […]

Sapphire foundations

One of God’s most precious promises to the Jewish people is found in Isaiah 54. Israel will undergo a process of  metamorphosis which will transform her from shame and humiliation, from barrenness and desolation, from being considered a rejected wife and a reproached widow. She will morph into a gloriously married woman, filled with joy […]

When fire consumes the cedars of Lebanon (Judges 9:15)

At 18:08 local time on August 4, an apocalyptic explosion mushroomed over the Port of Beirut, Lebanon’s capital. The official explanation for the cause of the blast is that the port’s Warehouse #9 (chock full of Chinese fireworks) somehow had caught fire and that within minutes the blaze jumped across to Warehouse #12, where 2,750 tons […]

Discerning our future

It’s ‘time out’ on Planet Earth. Trains, planes and automobiles have ground to a screeching halt. The pause button has been hit on Hollywood, rock concerts and fancy weddings for right now. How long will this go on? Will society be able to endure? Scripture verses which we’ve used countless times all of a sudden […]

The darkness, the glory and the flattened curve

Isaiah’s prophetic scenario cuts through the mists of time. There’s a day a-coming when gross darkness will cover the planet, and a heavy fog of spiritual pollution will hang over the entire earth. That generation will witness a shocking nuclear explosion of spiritual light radiating out from the nation of Israel:  “Arise, shine; for your light […]

Drinking the cup of poison

In The Princess Bride, Vizzini and the Dread Pirate Roberts are involved in a duel to the death (https://wiki.c2.com/?BattleOfWits). The burning question is this: into which goblet did Roberts slip the deadly iocaine powder (an imaginary substance)? During their verbal sparring Vizzini philosophizes, “Are you the sort of man who would put the poison into […]

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