Have we become so familiar with God in our “culture” that He no longer draws from us awe and wonder? Has God become a cosmic buddy, or life coach? I fear that this might have happened in my life and I fall in the danger of esteeming him lightly, which is to say, dishonoring Him. And how about the Church? Has God ceased to strike a healthy and good sense of awe in its people? What about our nation, our world?
Tossing and turning at night, troubled by that one issue that you have no way of knowing, no way to control, and no absolute certainty of the outcome?
Through the years, I’ve had plenty of things to worry about. There were months of unemployment, wondering if we’d be able to pay the rent, keep the lights on, life -threatening family health issues, sudden deaths of friends and loved ones, etc. Lean times, scary times with which I’m sure many can relate. It was stressing the heck out of me and I could easily lose sleep over it. After all, what else could I do but my best?
Then I realized, I had a choice.
Just a few hours before I heard the news about the Boston Marathon bombings today, my son and I were having a discussion about terrorism, what it meant, fighting it militarily, and as civilians. What it boiled down to was this: Terrorists seek to win by changing our lives, robbing us of our peace and security…
In light of my upcoming book TERMINUS, I thought this might be a fun topic to discuss: What’s your idea of an angel?Do cute little images from “Precious Moments” come to mind? Or would something like the angels from the movie “Legion” be more likely?
I am really excited to announce that The Accidental Exorcist is now available as an audiobook through Audible.com, Amazon.com and itunes!
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It’s narrated by the supremely talented actress Melissa Strom who has appeared on CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR opposite Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and Emmy winner Richard Schiff.
Many of you know through various interviews and blog posts that I start every day the same way: Prayer and drinking in wisdom and inspiration from The The Bible. With all the things going on around the launch of my new book DARKROOM, I felt it especially important to re-center myself in the red-letter portion of the Bible, that is to say, the words of Christ. Today’s reading led me to the Gospel of John and I found some inspiring verses which really spoke to me.