The Gospel fuels our courage These verses end a Psalm full of sorrow and lament. But even in the midst of his grief, and at the end of his cry for relief, David remembers and takes courage for the path ahead. At the changing of the year, that is what we all need. Thankfulness for… Continue reading Courage for the year ahead
God’s Guiding Word
And that word is true (Psalm 199:160), unfailing (Mark 13:31), enduring (Isaiah 40:8), life-giving (John 6:68), and active (Hebrews 4:12). Our confidence in God’s Word can, therefore, be complete and unshaken, even in a world that is screaming otherwise.
Spurgeon & Singing
“The time when Christians begin to sing in the ways of the Lord is when they first lose their burden at the foot of the Cross. Not even the songs of the angels seem so sweet as the first song of rapture which gushes from the inmost soul of the forgiven child of God. You… Continue reading Spurgeon & Singing
σκοπέω: consider for yourself
σκοπέω - to look, to consider How often do I think only about what I can see? Even in the midst of lesser trouble, how often do I just look at my circumstances and lose heart? When was the last time I contemplated - actually considered in depth- the eternal glory of God and heaven?… Continue reading σκοπέω: consider for yourself
The Weeping Prophet and True Hope
Jeremiah’s persistent obedience, even in persecution, even in the unraveling of his city during the Babylonian siege, stirs a fearless hope. He faced what many of us fear today, in the counsel and fellowship of his God. Such a closeness is not now only reserved for prophets, but all of God’s children.
Where is Peace?
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your… Continue reading Where is Peace?
Mondays come around so quickly, don’t they? After the events of the last few weeks, I sometimes find myself wanting the days to speed up and blur together. It’s as if the days passing will distance me from hard things that happen and it can be as if they had never happened. But today I… Continue reading Monday Moments
What is it you need today? Even our small reoccurring, daily needs are not above our Father’s notice. In fact, Jesus teaches to ask every day for those needs. He tells us bring our daily concerns through prayer to our Father in Heaven. So bring it to Him: the cares and the needs you have… Continue reading Daily Bread
Mondays, Bread-winning, & the Bible
It’s the first Monday of the New Year, and for many of us, it’s our first day back to work since 2020. (I know, cue collective groan, right?) Last night, I was thinking about how much I do not want to go back to being a teacher. In a pandemic. With all my students virtual.… Continue reading Mondays, Bread-winning, & the Bible
What About January 2nd?
But what if the turning of a new day, the first “ordinary” day of the year is every bit as important as New Year’s Day? While the fresh start of January 1st inspires us to dream big, what if unremarkable January 2nd gives a precious prodding to remain dedicated to our resolve and to look to our only sure Hope in the midst ordinary life?