Four days before the World Trade Center Bombings I was meditating on Psalm 42. Sometimes God is preparing our hearts for things we don’t even know we need. So for all of you who are fine right now, there’s no tragedy you are fighting against, no illness you are seeking to overcome, no relationship that … More When Wounded Hearts Heal
Reading with the Pastor Joshua 11, Revelation 15, and Psalm 103 Read Psalm 103 15 As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; 16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and … More “My Green and Grassy Days”
Freya cries golden tears in this photo print detail reproduction of a painting inspired by a Norse Myth. (Artist: Gustaf Klimt) Psalm 88 O Lord, the God of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in the night before You Let my prayers come before You Incline … More “For my soul has had enough troubles”
Friday Musings Psalm 102:1–7, 12-14, 18-19 (ESV) A prayer of one afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord. 1 Hear my prayer, O Lord; . let my cry come to you! 2 Do not hide your face from me . in the day of my distress! . Incline your ear … More When Pain is the Avenue to Beauty
I love missionary stories. Full stop. I love them. God delights to use the broken to change the world.
Saturday Morning Musing Christianity is Not Safe. Christianity is not safe because Jesus was not safe. He sent his first disciples out into the world “like lambs in the midst of wolves” (Luke 10:3) and He hasn’t changed. He still sends us out to give testimony to Him at the risk of us. He knows … More The Doctrine of “Self-Safety”
Reading with the Pastor Psalm 41, Mark 13, and Job 10 Job, the man of God, minus his family, minus his wealth, minus his health, minus the friends he thought he had is in the throes of depression. “I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of … More “I Loathe My Life.”
Reading with the Pastor Luke 4 and Psalm 78:34-72 Notice verse 14 “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country.” Observation: There seems to be a connection between the Lord’s 40 days of prayer through His temptation in the wilderness and … More May His Word Fall into Your Broken Places
Reading with the Pastor Read Matthew 25 and Psalm 30 Startling fact: Every 1/40th of a second, the retina of your eye can transmit a new image consisting of more than 100 million bits of information. God did that! We serve a powerful and creative God. We serve a powerful and creative God. His designs are awe-inspiring. … More This Post is Not about Eyes
Meditations on Matthew 18 and Psalm 22 Read the parable of the unforgiving servant in Matthew 18:21-35. Let it sink into your soul. If the body of Christ would master just this one parable, the whole life of the church, our families, our relationships with others would be radically changed. Pray for that. Start with … More What Jesus Was Thinking on the Cross?