We hosted our 2nd “Sundaes on a Sunday” yesterday. In the process, I’m learning what it means to be a neighbor… Learn More
A spirit of insatiability pervades our culture. From the moment we awake to the moment we restlessly drift to sleep, our focus is upon “what’s in it for me” today. When was the last time we spent a day in true offering? Learn More
This summer, in the crescendo of our love, Kathy and I gave birth to a paletted coffee table. This table has become an every-day visible metaphor for me— The Christian life, much like the table, centers around the rough, unfinished work of faith.
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33 He changes rivers into deserts, and springs of water into dry, thirsty land. 34 He turns the fruitful land into salty wastelands, because of the wickedness of those who live there. 35 But he also turns deserts into pools of water, the dry land into springs of water. 36 He brings the hungry to settle there and to […]
23 Some went off to sea in ships, plying the trade routes of the world. 24 They, too, observed the Lord’s power in action, his impressive works on the deepest seas. 25 He spoke, and the winds rose, stirring up the waves. 26 Their ships were tossed to the heavens and plunged again to the depths; the sailors […]
17 Some were fools; they rebelled and suffered for their sins. 18 They couldn’t stand the thought of food, and they were knocking on death’s door. 19 “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. 20 He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death. 21 Let them […]
“Violet tried to picture Count Olaf as a youngster, but couldn’t. His shiny eyes, bony hands, and shadowy smile all seemed to be things only adults possess.” While reading through Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events with my son, Ben, we ran across this phrase. Why do you think Violet thought only adults have […]
10 Some sat in darkness and deepest gloom, imprisoned in iron chains of misery. 11 They rebelled against the words of God, scorning the counsel of the Most High. 12 That is why he broke them with hard labor; they fell, and no one was there to help them. 13 “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he […]
LORD, MAKE ME CHILDLIKE.
... Deliver me from the urge to compete with another for place or prestige or position. I would be simple and artless as a little child. Deliver me from pose and pretense. - AW Tozer | Pursuit of God