Read Psalm 30 Covid-19 and a host of other societal changes has radically changed the world in which we live. As circumstances played out this year, I was deprived of the privilege of preaching Easter Sunday, but for all of us who have trusted in Christ, everyday is an Easter celebration for he has turned … More When God Turns Mourning into Joy
Reading in First John this evening. Staggered by the wonder of what the apostle John writes in the beginning of the third chapter. Read it. Read it again out loud. Read it again slowly. Let the wonder of it wash over you. The greatest being in the universe has declared us His children! What manner … More Mesmerized by Mountain Top Truth
Read Psalm 41 Read to the accompaniment of Aubre’s Gift (black bar to the right of this post) Part of the Poetry Project An attempt to write a “poetic reflection” on each of the psalms in the Psalter. Don’t think of these as high art, (that won’t be hard); but as one man’s attempt to … More If With the Poor and Rejected I Would Dwell
Sunday Afternoon Musings A prayer for everyday of the rest of our lives.
Sunday Afternoon Musing “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 “If we kept that commandment all the other commandments would be obeyed. If we secure this queenbee we are given the swarm. To put nothing ‘before’ God! What is left in the circle of obedience? God first, always and everywhere. Nothing … More Keeping the First Commandment – How to Build a World
On Tuesday I was involved in some on-line mentor training led by Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI). All of the presenters were friends of mine and they did a fantastic job of sharpening our focus on how to mentor the church planters with whom we are working. And like any good mentor, each of them … More How to Start Church
Sunday Musings Being “woke” is the latest virtue signaling wave at the moment. But racism is just a symptom of corruption. Injustice is just a symptom of corruption. Abuse of power is just a symptom of a much larger problem that no external change of circumstances will ever effect in a lasting way. The problem … More Sunday Musings on Wokeness
Read Psalm 90 and 130 There is joy after tears when tears are humble. May all your tears flow from a humble heart. A Morning Prayer of Lament Taking Psalm 90 Personally 6205 days left. Six thousand two hundred days left. Six-thousand-two-hundred-days left. I can’t stretch them. Only You know if they or more are … More Day 7, Saturday — Waiting, Watching, in Wonder
Sometimes, God has to use a 2×4 to get our attention. Read Psalm 80 and 102 Psalm 102 is a personal lament prayer of one who is afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord. It captures some of the emotion that many of us are feeling during this time … More Friday, Day 6, A Lament from a Spiritual Desert
There is perhaps no one who believes in God who has not on ocassion asked this question? How Long O Lord? How long before a marriage improves, a son repents, a daughter expresses humility, a sorrow ends, an illness is overcome, a job situation improves, a depression ends? How long Lord, before this pain I … More Thursday, Day 5 — How Long O Lord?