“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"
“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?”"
Jesus is alive. There really is no other way to account for the disciples dramatic change from those who would abandon Jesus to those who willingly gave their lives for him. There is no other way to account historically for the spread of the church through the centuries. Let me say it again. Jesus is […]Read more "Resurrection and Risk"
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"
Tonight, I experienced something a little difficult to quantify for a reformed, confessional Presbyterian (or, mostly so). The Lord used a medium like Pandora radio to communicate to me something about which I had just prayed (literally!). I’ve spent some of the afternoon considering the nuclear deal the US made with Iran, which seems to […]Read more "When God speaks through the radio."