Tuesday is for Spiritual Challenge I love my country. Flaws and all, I love it. I think, on balance, it has been a force for good in the world, even with all of its missteps and corruptions. But it is dangerous to live here. Dangerous to the soul. Our affluence, our comforts, and the long … More Fighting the Urge to Live for Comfort, Convenience and Security
Some saints struggle more than others. I don’t know why. But it happens. Right now, I’m not going to analyze the whys. I just want to make the observation and point out an error that sometimes results from the observable fact that some saints struggle to progress in the Christian life at the same pace … More Struggles and Sins
I’m embarrassed to say that I am reading John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress in the original for the very first time. I have read portions; I have versions; I have read reviews; I have read summaries, and I have heard testimonies of its value and power. But I have never read it to completion in … More The Progress of the Pilgrim
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.
A Sacred Day A Call to Worship to Start the Day Sanctify: /ˈsaNG(k)təˌfī/ verb to set apart as or declare holy; consecrate. ex. “a small shrine was built to sanctify the site” h “Lord, we set apart this day as Yours. May we give thanks to You for each of its moments and all the … More A Call to Worship Because He is Worthy
Sunday Afternoon Reading These are some quotes from some of my weekend reading. Enjoy. “While the Gospels record many instances of Jesus instantly healing people’s illnesses, we know of not even one instance in which he simply waved his hand to immediately fix an ugly habit for one of his disciples. Instead, he simply kept … More Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
The American Church is losing the war. I’m not thinking of the cultural war, or the war against abortion, or the war against same-sex marriage, or the war being waged against the faith of our children, or the war for respect among the elites in the media. I’m thinking of a much more important war … More The American Church is Losing the War.
Church, Discipleshp and Christian Living Seven Ways to Love Christians Who are Overweight This is such a needed post. We need to love one another better. Here’s help for one particular group. Why We Need to Bring Back Catechism We need to give serious consideration about reshaping a modern catachetical approach to Sunday … More Weekend Links are Back
Israel was instructed to circumcise all males as a symbol of their covenant with God. But that’s all it was—a symbol (cf. Lev. 26:41) . It was always designed to point to an internal reality. It was always designed to reflect a heart that delighted in being in covenant with the creator, a heart that … More Circumcision of the Heart
Saturday Musings Alexander Whyte’s counsel on how to pour out our heart over sin when we find it. “And, as with all our trouble, so let us do with all our sins. For our sin is the mother of all our trouble; get rid of the mother, and you will soon get rid of her … More Killing Sin Before it Kills You and Your Relationships