Tim Pauls

Losing control

The loss of control magnifies the gift of prayer.

Walking in circles

If we keep forging ahead in life on our own, the thorns and thistles we collect will do more than just irritate. Left untreated, they will kill.

The law and gospel of chicken dinners

What does the Bible say about people and animals?

A note to parents with wiggly children

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 19:14).

Mocking the bully Death

In the end, no matter how hard you work to avoid it, death towers over you and remorselessly says, “I win. I always do.” And what are you to say?

Where moth and rust decay

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.”

The Christmas squid

Its body is a rectangle of Styrofoam. Out of one end, a toothpick protrudes; out of the other spring several red and green pipe cleaners.