A Liturgy to Sanctify the Day A Call to Worship as We Greet the Day “We have heard with our ears, Our fathers have told us The work that God did in their days, In the days of old. How with His own hand He drove out the nations before His people Israel; for by Isarel’s sword … More Rejoice: He Will Fight for You Today
I am purging files at my house, trying to create a space for ministry and writing. It is amazing the things I am finding, some amazing things, and some things, almost 40 years old that still resonate today. One of them was the article below from Christianity Today almost exactly 38 years ago. Where did … More Finding Things You Didn’t Expect
Mid-Day Prayer for Revival Volume 1 Day 11 “Lord, would You revive our nation? Would you give us leaders who fear You more than political winds? Would you raise up men and women of principle to lead us in political, social, educational, and religious arenas? Give us leaders of industry that will use their might … More Revival will be An Adventure
[Listen to the sound file while you read — two inches to the right of this line on this page, marked “Aubre’s Gift”] An Evening Devotion for the Silent Saturday of Holy Week The Savior’s Side is Pierced by a Spear. Adapted from the accounts of Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12; John 19:31-37 Jesus is Pierced … More Pierced for My Wickedness
Part of the Poetry Project (poetic reflections on the poetry of God) Read Psalm 27 On my sister’s birthday (4/4), The Gospel Coalition invited the world to spend a day in prayer and fasting for the pandemic called Covid19 virus but also for the advance of the gospel that meets the deepest needs of all … More One Thing – What is it?
Leading Like Jesus in a COVID19 World With special reference to our time and the Covid19 virus, maybe it is a good time to reexamine the servant model of leadership pictured in the life and teachings of Christ. How should Christian lead in the present crisis upon the globe? I am convinced that he is … More Leading Like Jesus in a COVID19 World: or “Becoming Follow-able People”
Saturday is for Thinking Part of the continuing series called “The Poetry Project”. The poetry project is a periodic series that appears on the blog as a part of my daily devotions in the psalms. When time allows and “inspiration” hits, I attempt to give a meditative reflection on a psalm in a poetic form. Never think … More Really God?
Came Across This Quote: and didn’t like it “Some of our Sunday morning separation is not wrong; it’s just a matter of cultural preferences similar to the variety on our radio dial. People like certain genres of music. It’s not often you will find country, blues, jazz, hip hop and rock music all on the … More Ethnic Separation: Is It Always Wrong?
Another. 5 dead, 21 wounded in Texas. I suspect that the reasons for the epidemic-like uptick in gun violence and school shooting are probably more like 50-100 (or maybe 1000’s) of reasons in nature. Fear is an issue. The greater availablity of guns is an issue. The rise of internet insighment to radical thinking is … More On Guns and Violence and Understanding
I am working on some garden projects. A hugelkultur mound (German for, “hill garden” or “hill culture”) that I am preparing for planting in the spring. See the pictures on the left and below for stages 1-5. Hugelkultur requires the digging of a trench and filling it with rotting logs, sticks and other organic matter … More Borrowing Stuff as a Ministry