Have you ever had the opportunity to stop, remain silent, and simply observe the world around you? Our world is so busy. But, for what? There is a mad dash towards something. By the looks of culture, I’m not sure anyone really knows what the “something” so desperately pursued. Some run after wealth finding no amount […]Read more "What’s the Rush?"
“Knowledge of created beings is one thing, and knowledge of the divine truth is another. The second surpasses the first just as the sun outshines the moon.” – St. Mark the Ascetic (5th Century, Philokalia, Kindle Loc. 1935) I read this little gem this morning. I couldn’t help but see the incredible application it has within […]Read more "An Ascetic on Education"
“ Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure . . .” Philippians 2:14-15a Recently, I was given an opportunity to teach in a Sunday School I attend. The topic was “How to Put the Lid on Complaining” from the verses above. Immediately, my mind ran to the solution (not […]Read more "Without Grumbling"
“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"
At one point in my life I considered going to medical school. I decided against it for a number of reasons. One reason was the work environment. You work amongst the sick, and depending upon your field of medicine, the dying. I didn’t think I had what it takes (I still don’t think so). Something […]Read more "Lord, Have Mercy"
“It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.” Psalm 44:3 Israel’s taking of the land was no small feat. Dispossessing an encamped enemy from their own land is a […]Read more "Not by Their Sword"
I’ve associated myself with Jesus most of my life, yet is seems that despite the length of time I’ve “known” Jesus, I am still learning and re-learning what it means to follow Jesus. I struggle hard against the concept of not looking down the road, trying to decipher what lies beyond the fog. I would […]Read more "The Fog Ahead"