“The One Name” ( Zechariah 14:9, WYC ) by Carley Evans


“(And the Lord shall be King over all the earth; and on that day there shall be one Lord, and his name shall be the one name.)” God’s Name is the One Name. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be…

“As Some Understand Delay” ( 2 Peter 3:9, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


“The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance.” Perhaps Peter means we are impatient for the Lord’s return; and fret over its delay in an incorrect way. Rather than being ready for Christ and helping others…

“Hiding In Secret?” ( Jeremiah 23:24, NIV ) by Carley Evans


How do I hide from someone who is everywhere? Well, duh — the obvious answer is: I can’t. Why? Because it is impossible to hide from someone who is with me in my hiding place. God almost laughs at our efforts to do something in secret. “Who can hide in secret places so that I…

“On Belay” ( 2 Thessalonians 3:3, WYC ) by Carley Evans


I climb — not as often as I’d like — but being attached to a rope when climbing is smart. Yes, there are people who climb without rope; they are free to fall with any mistake from which they are unable to recover footing or grip. I climb with a rope on belay. That means…

“A Lifting Up” ( Isaiah 40: 31, WYC ) by Carley Evans


“But they that hope in the Lord, shall change strength, they shall take feathers as eagles; they shall run, and shall not travail; they shall go, and shall not fail.” What success is the Holy Spirit promising those of us who hope in the Lord? God promises — we are strong; we can fly, run,…

“What Profit?” ( Mark 8:36, WYC ) by Carley Evans


If a man wins the whole world yet impairs his own soul, Jesus rhetorically asks what profit — what gain — is that for the man? “For what profiteth it to a man , if he win all the world, and do impairing to his [own] soul?” Every day, people seek profits for the investments…

“Nourish Your Child” ( Ephesians 6:4, WYC ) by Carley Evans


As many parents know, provoking a child is not a good idea. Children are notoriously incapable of handling parents’ emotional outbursts in that children barely handle their own emotions. A screaming parent is likely to trigger a scream in return. Paul, who is not a father, writes: “And, [ye] fathers, do not ye provoke your…

“Surpassed Expectations” A Review of METAL MAN WALKING


A reader of METAL MAN WALKING recently wrote: “Loved the book, Carley!! I knew it was going to be a treat, but it actually surpassed my expectations: the story (and the ending) wasn’t what I was expecting. Chuck’s approach to life breaks down stereotypes and conventional assumptions, while also challenging consumerism and achievement-oriented mentality. Metal…