Discovering George MacDonald

C.S. Lewis is my favorite author. He has played major role in my own theological, philosophical, and spiritual development. As I have read more and more Lewis, and more and more about Lewis, I learned of the man Lewis called his own spiritual “master.” His “master’s” name was George MacDonald. MacDonald was raised in a […]

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Darkest Valley

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me. Psalm 23:4 This particular Psalm is rather well known, as well it should be. The author’s portrayal of the life of faith is simple and brilliant. The Psalmist is also honest. Like in the verse cited above. […]

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Untouched by Trouble

The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble. Proverbs 19:23 This school year has been an education more well rounded and more painful than all my classes for my various degrees. Yikes! I know running, managing and informing a classroom full of teenagers is a challenge after having done […]

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Not to be too spiritual. . .

In a conversation the other night with some other deep thinking individuals with whom I converse with regularly, I caught myself saying something foolish. We were talking about our lives and our possessions. Each of us has too much. There is no doubting that. We were talking whether if it is possible to know where […]

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Look at Stars

When I consider your heavens,     the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars,     which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them,     human beings that you care for them? -Psalm 8: 3, 4 There are many benefits of living in our digital age. Information becomes readily available […]

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When You Sleep

Sleep is a good thing. Who doesn’t like sleep? Who wouldn’t want just a few more minutes of it? As a parent of two young children, I know I do. When my kids don’t get the sleep they need, their attitude changes. Their irritability goes up. In one sense sleep helps keep things in the […]

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Sitting with Scoffers

Psalm 1 says the ones who are blessed (or, literally “happy”) are those who meditate day and night on the Lord’s words and who avoid a few scenarios. One such scenario is avoiding “sitting with scoffers.” To scoff is to mock, or jeer. When the Bible speaks of scoffers, I wonder just exactly what is […]

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