A Promise of Light

A Christmas Meditation The Bible opens with the magnificent words, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  Majestic. There is nothing but God and God creates all that is seen and unseen. Eventually, He creates “Friday’s Child”–man. Man walks with God in a garden and world designed for him by a loving … More A Promise of Light

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Broken by Need for Prayer: Prayer is Rigorous. You Really Have to Pray

Tuesday is for Prayer [Updated for Spring 2015] We make the mistake sometimes of thinking that prayer is boring. That it is less important now that my eyes are heavy with sleep, or now with all “I have to get done.” We are fools.  Why is it our eyes get heavy precisely when we attempt … More Broken by Need for Prayer: Prayer is Rigorous. You Really Have to Pray

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Longing to Know that I Need Him Every Hour

Almost a year ago, just before Christmas, we were hit with blizzard winds and snow here in Bolingbrook. Stephnie and I decided to have worship here, in the confines of our home with our just-from-college-returned son, and pre-c0llege daughter rather than brave the chill of winter and another visit to a church that is not … More Longing to Know that I Need Him Every Hour

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A Weekend Treat: Go over to Ann Voskamp’s Blog

Here’s a taste: I want a life that makes music — not just practices the piano. I want the moments enough to let go of the mirages. I want the now, the space that doesn’t hurry, and joy’s the only next thing. I want here with it’s doing because that means living; I don’t need to get … More A Weekend Treat: Go over to Ann Voskamp’s Blog

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