Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Ps. 51:10 Every now and again I am reminded I’m human. Despite my longing for permanance, I’m not. I’m finite. I’m limited beyond my normal awareness. For example (and it’s silly), I cannot think my heart to stop beating, nor my […]Read more "Create in Me A Clean Heart"
The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. Proverbs 10:3 The other day I was reading Proverbs when I came across the above passage. My first reading of the passage was on the literal level, where the passage was speaking literally about the righteous never going […]Read more "True Hunger"
“Above all, the Bloods, the adored athletes and prefects, were an embodiment of all worldly pomp, power, and glory. . . The whole school was a great temple for the worship of these mortal gods; and no boy ever went there more prepared to worship them than I.” Surprised by Joy, 83. Those are Lewis’ […]Read more "Cult of Athleticism and Christian Education"
“What do these stones mean?” – Joshua 4:21 Yesterday, during a conversation with my mentor and friend I was reminded the importance of considering the past more than the future. So many of my wounds have been self-inflicted. Too often I have wondered from the narrow road turning to the right or left. The result of […]Read more "“What Do These Stones Mean?”"
During my time working with high school students, I’ve had many share with me challenges they face. Oftentimes, challenges are centered around challenging people. No matter the main cause of angst, the “drama” that is normally associated with high school is rather typical, and most times is short-lived. We who have successfully passed through the […]Read more "High School and Life School"
This past week held a significant anniversary for me. On March 29, 1999, my father died of a heart attack after playing a game of Around the World outside at the basketball goal. My spring break that year wasn’t spent in glee, but gloom. I wrote a little about my father’s passing before, but such an […]Read more "Seventeen Years Goes Fast"