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?
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
Saturday Musings I can’t remember when I first made the decision, but for more than 20 years, I have not known what I was paid. I told the elders at New Song Church and the elders of Trinity Church that I didn’t want to know what I was paid. My wife handles our finances. I never … More Pastors, Do Not Seek Riches (or Power)
Wednesday is for Praying In 1994, I wrote a simple devotional for those searching for a job. It was published by Broadman & Holman but is now only available in the used book market on Amazon. It was a simple attempt to apply biblical counsel to the need of sustaining hope in the lives of … More Establish a Basis for Hope
Wednesday Musings I have heart full of new reasons to take my own counsel to heart today. Every new day for every follower of Christ is a new challenge to trust Him, to place all our hope in Him, and to acknowledge His goodness and care. I am constantly relearning that God wants me to … More The Danger of Having too Much or too Little
“Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.” —Exodus 34:21 (ESV) While this verse is directed perhaps most appropriately to farmers, it applies to all. What does resting one day out of seven do? It demonstrates obedience It demonstrates trust. It … More A Challenge from God to Farmers
Heart Songs Read Psalm 62. “How my heart longs to trust in something, anything other than You Lord! It is so easy for me to run away, to trust in education, or technology, or friends, or persuasiveness, or hard work, or personality or reputation or books or human calculation. But it is You I must … More Psalm 62 and Trust Issues