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?
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”
John Geiger has served as the headmaster at Eastwood Christian School in Montgomery, Alabama. John is both a former seminary classmate and also a former student of mine and now he is dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease. I remember John as a young man with an easy smile, a sensitive heart and an active, thoughtful … More Reflections of a Dying Christian
Two years ago, I had just gotten off the phone with a brother in Christ who was a stage 4 colon cancer patient living on miracle time. He was a man learning how to pour out his heart to God (Ps. 62:8). He was also an inspiration and one week later I interviewed him in … More A Dying Friend’s Lesson in Life
Reading with the Pastor Acts 20 and Psalm 25 “Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.” Psalm 25:3 What a promise! Two lines. But in those two lines is a promise of vindication of patience. ………………… vindication of … More Vindication for Faith
Reading with the Pastor John 16 and Psalms 133-135 Travails in the Schoenleber family have kept me from posting anything new for more than a week but I hope it hasn’t kept you from reading with the pastor. Today we come to John 16 and Psalms 133-135. It is a good selection to be coupled … More Waking Up Angels
I suppose every pastor has a certain number of “fear-dominated” parishioners. I’m thankful that in my current church there seems to be very few but I know the malady can be debilitating and destructive to gospel living. Christians ought not to be dominated by fear but by hope–an overwhelming hope, no matter what is or … More When Fear Threatens to Undo
Every believer has those moments that Hillary Scott sings so beautifully about in this song. Enjoy.
Overheard Wisdom “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. “What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.” —Rick Warren “When it … More Overheard Wisdom for the Weekend
Friday Thoughts You’ve heard the pundits. “This is a Christian nation” or, with equal fervor, “This is not and never was a Christian nation.” The reality? America was never a Christian nation—in any biblical sense. First, America is not a Christian country. It is a country with a veneer of Christianity. That Christian veneer was … More America Was Never a Christian Nation — not in any biblical sense anyway