I had lunch with an old friend from college today who was holding on to a broken-hearted joy. For many years, two of his children have been wandering in far countries, like prodigals aiming at pig styes. Two children who had left the fold and with it, despite all of my friend and his wife’s … More Holding on to Broken-hearted Joy
The revelation of the character of our God is all over the Bible. Psalm 15 was part of today’s meditation. Inferences from Psalm 15 concerning the character of God: That he is holy. That he is blameless. That he is truth speaker. That he does no evil. That he despises vile things. That he honors … More He is Worthy
Christmas is near. I love it when I find or someone sends me new artists or songs of praise that have substance to their thinking. I’m so tired of “Christian songs” that are more about the singer than they are about Jesus and the Kingdom. Songs with good theology that exalt the Living God, the … More O Come, All You UNfaithful
“‘I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.’ Ike declared in 1946. Ike had seen the horrors of war in the Nazi concentration camps, the Normandy landing and assault, and the bloody battles in North Africa. He had written … More We Could Use Such a Leader Today
A Liturgy for a Day Filled with Christ A Call to Worship as We Greet the Day “Let those who delight in righteousness because they know they are unrighteous and yet have been made righteous by the grace of God shout for joy and be glad. May we be a people who say with all … More A Day’s Liturgy for a Covid19 World
Inviting God into the Night An Evening Benediction to Sanctify the Night Volume 1, Day 9 Sleep well brother. Sleep well sister. Your God watches over you.
Looking to Jesus for Transformation “Lord, we want to be different. Not just because of this pandemic that the world is dealing with but because we have looked inside and found our hearts are not where we want them to be. More importantly, they aren’t where You want them to be. You don’t see as … More Mid-Day Prayer–Change Us O God
Part of an ongoing series to remind our hearts to live in the presence of God moment by moment from our rising up to our laying down. See you in the morning for a call to worship.
[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 Thursday of Holy Week Preparing our hearts for Good Friday and Easter The Savior is mocked and the soldiers gamble over His clothes. Adapted from the accounts of … More First He Mocked, then He Received Grace
[Listen to the sound file while you read — two inches to the right of this line on this page, marked “Aubre’s Gift”] A Morning Devotion for Thursday of Holy Week Preparing our hearts for Good Friday and Easter The Savior is stripped and nailed to the cross. Adapted from the accounts of Ps 22:16-18 … More Public Humiliation for Him, Forgiveness for You and Me