AND YET . . .

Reflections on the words of Psalm 22: My god, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why have You moved so far away from me that You don't hear the anguish that rips me apart? I keep crying out, but have no peace because I'm not in Your presence. And yet . . . You are...

QUESTIONS

What? What would it take to walk those perilous paths over the mountains to reach Jerusalem, knowing the apex of agony awaiting Him there? What would it take to put one resolute foot in front of the other, acutely aware those same feet would be pierced through,...

FIRSTHAND

Reflections on Psalm 116: I love the Lord, because He is God who hears -- and responds. He heard my cries for mercy, and because He heard and answered, I know I can call on Him all my life. Trying to do life my own way put me on the road of no return, hobbled and...

ON THE HEIGHTS

You save the humble, but bring low those whose eyes are haughty. You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. With your help, I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord...

SABBATH SONG

Reflections on Psalm 92:   It's so good to sing songs when we come together to worship -- songs to You and about You, Lord. We start where You start -- with Your love for us -- and just keep going, echoing Your faithfulness at nightfall. The pure notes of the...

EYE-OPENER

. . . an army of horses and chariots had surrounded the city. "Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?" the servant asked.  "Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them." And Elisha prayed, "Open his eyes, Lord. so...

TIMES TABLE

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?"  (Matt.18:21) How many times should I forgive? Good question. Many of us have someone in our lives who has to be forgiven repeatedly...

HOME

Reflections on Psalm 84: Lord, the place where You are is lovely in every way; with all my being, I want to make my home with you. More than anything, I want to live in Your presence, where the air itself is sweetened with worship and praise, and share with others who...

HIM-PROVED

. . . offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is –...

RAGS TO RICHES

. . . offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is –...