Wednesday is for Prayer Sleep is over-rated. One hour, and then toss, switch sides, too hot, toilet, a thousand thoughts, turn them into prayers, what was that sound?, more thoughts, more prayers, give up, rise up, light on, rearrange bed, locate Bible, listen to the voice of God. Last night, reading, praying, meditating on Psalm … More The King and a Blade of Dry Grass (a meditation)
Tuesday is for Preaching I am re-reading John MacArthur’s Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ (Thomas Nelson, 2010). It is such a powerful book and it starts in the preface with a compelling story of a brother in Christ who gave his life in testimony to the beauty and attractiveness of Christ … More When You Say You are a Christian, What Does it Mean?
He’s only mentioned once. But God entrusts an entire nation’s spiritual heritage to one man. What might God entrust to you? For more see: Learning to Trust the Spirit from the Ethiopian Eunuch
Journaling with God I don’t know if this is original to Ann Voskamp but that is where I first ran across this suggested outline for journaling your devotional time. Thanks Ann. (That’s Ann on the right.) It has proven helpful and simple and I want to recommend it here as an aid to hearing the … More Need a New Pattern for Your Daily Devotions?
Sunday Afternoon Musings Last week someone visited my blog from a website called PrayThroughHistory.com. The tag line underneath the title really caught my attention, “Heal the Past. Free the Present. Bless the Future.” I love what they are doing at this site. The idea seems to be to look at a historical event, personage, … More Dred Scott and the Need for Continuing Prayer
Friday Thoughts You’ve heard the pundits. “This is a Christian nation” or, with equal fervor, “This is not and never was a Christian nation.” The reality? America was never a Christian nation—in any biblical sense. First, America is not a Christian country. It is a country with a veneer of Christianity. That Christian veneer was … More America Was Never a Christian Nation — not in any biblical sense anyway
It has been a three years, Don, who asked the question that spurred this post, now lives in heaven. But maybe his question will help you take the gospel with you into the community. For more see: Changing the Conversation with Your Neighbor
Celebration Post I received a letter a few days ago (see below) from the folks of Genesis Tours regarding my upcoming trip to Israel. 40 days and counting till my 10 day, 8 days in country, trip to the land of Promise and the stomping grounds of the Savior. I can’t wait. I will be traveling … More 40 Days Till I Leave for Israel
Tuesday is for Preaching [I started this post yesterday and didn’t finish because of other pressing demands.] Did you know that the Miriam-Webster Dictionary has a three-word noun? Really, a three-word noun. It’s true. Here it is: Monday-Morning Quarterback: a person who unfairly criticizes or questions the decisions and actions of other people after something has … More Monday-Morning Quaterbacking the Sermon
Monday Discussion Stop. Just stop. Whatever you are doing, whatever you are planning, stop. Give yourself to this moment. Ask just one question. Are you ready for it? I don’t think you are. I’m not sure I am either. You’re thinking about what to eat, or the text message that just came in, or the … More 500 Words to Start Your Week (and change your life)