I can still hear the opening to the soap opera Days of Our Lives. My mother enjoyed the show, and while growing up I may or may not have watched a few episodes. I don’t have anything to say about the show, except the opening line rings true, “Like sands through the hourglass, so are […]Read more "“Like sand through the hourglass…”"
“Weeping may last for the night; but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5 The daily liturgy of nature includes a remarkable truth. On the eastern horizon, right before the first light of day stretches its’ arm beyond the horizon, the darkness is deepest. It’s the point of night where the sun had been gone […]Read more "Joy Comes in the Morning"
“For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers. My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.” Ps. 102:3-4 Being human does not exactly look like Hollywood makes it look on the big screen. Often over glamorized by the “stars,” reality under the real stars tells […]Read more "I Forget to Eat"
“Save me, oh God, for the waves have come up to my neck…” Ps. 69:1 Have you ever had the experience of being at the ocean when the surf that comes in overtakes you with each crashing wave? It’s amazing the power of water, isn’t it? I mean, the same substance (mostly) that we drink […]Read more "What Are Your Waters?"
“Be still. . .” Ps. 46:10 Is there anything still or silent about our world? I don’t think so. Is there anything in the entire cosmos at rest? Nope. Even at the microscopic level, atoms are in non-stop motion. Our world is not only spinning on its’ axis, but also rotating around the sun. Our […]Read more "Learning Stillness"
I could not begin to number the amount of times I’ve said with boldness that “pride” is the chief sin of man, the singular sin that brought about the fall, and that continues to bring about all the evils we see in the world. I still believe pride and self-centeredness is inherently destructive. However, after […]Read more "Pride and Anxiety"
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 […]Read more "Untouched by Trouble"
I’ve posted a number of times on fear and anxiety. Since the beginning of this year I have accomplished part of my goal in dealing with this dreadful sin. I’ve memorized portions of Scripture dealing with anxiety, fear and worry like portions of Matthew 6 and Psalm 121. Yet, those texts by itself have not been […]Read more "“Running Scared: Fear, Worry and the God of Rest” by Edward T. Welch"
My final post of 2013 (not actually posted until January 2014) dealt with the closing of one year and the beginning of a new one. My “resolution” for 2014 was to deal with an old enemy in a new year. This old enemy is anxiety. It’s early in the year and I thought it would […]Read more "A new year, and an old enemy"
I’ve never seen the play “Rent”, yet I’m indebted to it because now I can sing that five-hundred-twenty-five-thousand-six-hundred more minutes of my life have come and gone (was I supposed to hyphenate all that??????). And now, I want to briefly reflect on this year and comment on a “resolution” for the year to come. What […]Read more "One year to review, another to preview"