He has a name above every name. One day, perhaps one day soon, “Every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11) The good news of the gospel is the sound of God … More Reck With This if Ye Will
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”
Reading with the Pastor Proverbs 2; Psalm 63 and Hebrews 11 Reading Proverbs 2 today with the echo of yesterday’s chapter 1 and a glance across the page at chapters 3 and 4, I am struck by the concern Solomon displays for his son’s growth in wisdom and discernment. 1:8 “Hear, my son … More What Does a Thirsty Soul Want?
In 1987, Wayne Watson had been an established Christian songwriter for almost a decade. But it was in 1987 that his album, “Water Color Ponies” was released and his career really began to skyrocket. In some ways it is, in my opinion, an over produced and orchestrated album, like a lot of music secular and … More Some Songs are So Honest They Hurt (as the Heal)
Reading with the Pastor Proverbs 29, Hebrews 7, and Psalm 59 and Psalm 25 Read Psalm 25 For your name’s sake, O Lord, . pardon my guilt, for it is great. (Psalm 25:11) An awareness of sin. When I am aware of my sin, when I know my sin is great, I … More Psalm 25 Reading with the Pastor
Born in November of 1932, Eugene Peterson is now 85, retired and the possessor of a wikipedia bio that is a woefully inadequate summary of his impossibly huge influence on the Church. He has been a mentor to many almost from the beginning of his ministry when he planted Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in … More Why Prayer is So Difficult?
My Redeemer Is Coming In the heartache of today, remember tomorrow. Jesus will keep his promise. He will keep all of them.
Honestly, sometimes I think Rich Mullins was one of the greatest gifts God gave to the church in my life time. Miss him. Miss him a lot. Just a few months before he died, 21 years ago at the age of 41 he recorded this at Wheaton College. Rich was an honest man. They are … More “We are not as strong as we think we are”
There are portions of Scripture that are almost never preached, read, meditated upon, or memorized. They are almost completely ignored. Eyes might roll over them in some year-long reading plan, but that’s it. Their truths are left packed away, unappreciated, and unrecognized, like pieces of luggage we carry around but never open. I suspect that … More What Glories are You Failing to See?