[Dateline: October 15, 1950] I’m reading a military history book. It was a national bestseller when Penguin Random House published it in 2018. Hampton Sides, the author, tells the epic story of “Chosin Reservoir—the Greatest Battle of the Korean War”. ON DESPERATE GROUND is a compelling read. This morning, I was in chapter 7 which … More A Warning to Pastors and Others Who Lead
Standing Stone Ministries is a “nurturing and encouraging” ministry that has one supreme goal: to strengthen ministry leaders and their spouses who are weary or wounded to help prevent them from “burnout.” I have not officially started with Standing Stone Ministry, but already, just through normal conversations, two pastors have already asked for the kind … More Standing Stone Ministry
“For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:16-17
Lost History Most who don their green shirts and down their green beers in celebration of their Irish heritage have no knowledge of the actual St. Patrick they celebrate was not Irish. Patrick was actually a Briton, captured by Irish pirates when he was only 16, and sold into slavery in Ireland. There he labored … More Cultural Apologetics from Fifth Century Ireland
Sunday Afternoon Musings I’m trying to reread every C.S. Lewis book* on my shelf this year and in the process, create indeces for all the ones that don’t have them. Today, I am plowing through Mere Christianity and I ran across this gem. “God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A … More The Fuel for Happiness
Both Paintings by Winston Churchill On the Law of Human Nature “These, then are the two points I wanted to make. First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in … More Your Conscience Gives You No Escape
“How deeply do you feel about the ministry the Lord has called you to? If the desperate needs of those people you [are seeking to] . . . reach have never caused you to weep, you may want to go back into your prayer closet.” The God Ask, by Steve ShadrachChapter 7 I wonder.How many … More How Deeply Do You Care?
Some saints struggle more than others. I don’t know why. But it happens. Right now, I’m not going to analyze the whys. I just want to make the observation and point out an error that sometimes results from the observable fact that some saints struggle to progress in the Christian life at the same pace … More Struggles and Sins
He tells us what His delight is. He isn’t shy about telling us. 10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,11 but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love. Psalm 145:10-11 … More What Does the Lord Delight In?
This: “A familiar figure on the streets is the window-shopper who moves along gazing fondly in each show-window but buying nothing. In the realm of things spiritual we have with us the Bible window-shopper. He moves along through the Book reading its precious promises, hearing its high challenges, looking at its deep messages of peace … More Bible Window-Shoppers