LIKE HIM?

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us.”)  (Matt 1:22-23) . . . he made himself nothing by taking the...

STILL KNOWING

Reflections on Psalm 46: God is our refuge and strength. No exceptions, no escape clauses, no fine print, no matter what. We can run to His all-encompassing arms with everything, from day-to-day concerns to catastrophic events. Whatever may threaten us, we don’t...

SECURE

Reflections on Psalm 23: The Lord — who is the fulness of all things– is my Shepherd. As one of His beloved flock, I have everything I need. He leads me to feed on the lush pastures of His Word, vibrant with life-giving nourishment on which to chew and...

BENEFIT PACKAGE

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits — who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,...

HOW LONG?

My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? (Ps. 6:3)   How long? It’s one of the main questions on our minds when the hard stuff happens. When pain seems interminable. When conflict looks unresolvable. When the rug is yanked out from under us and...

HE SAW HER WEEPING

When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in...