The past is another country they do things differently there, someone said. "By the rivers of Babylon," the poet begins, "There we sat down, and there we wept when we remembered Zion." Psalm 137:1 begins to expose the grief and loss of all they had come to know in this place, "we are the landless people of God," the Psalmist must have been thinking. In the first 39 chapters, Isaiah talks … [Read more...] about The Past is Another Country
It's more important than ever to follow in the way of Jesus. The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts were written by a Gentile, not a Jew, who was not one of the disciples we read about in the Scriptures. Luke's unique perspective connects us to the big story of God. Most of the stories he tells take place around the temple. He wants to show the reader how all the stories of God, past and present, … [Read more...] about Socialism is not your biggest threat, Pride is!
The Empty Chair The chair sat empty no voice heard, Only silence from the corner, With no sound from God’s song bird. A broken heart, oh the deepness of this loss, The mind squeezes the silence where life, Song, and joy once told. Now uncertainty and fear grip the room, Only most have moved on far from here. Familiar tears again my … [Read more...] about A Poem for Wit
Many today struggle to understand the vandalism and even worse acts that are showing up on our social media feeds and in the news. I am too. And it is certainly ok to be upset about it. I fear that things will worsen, and we must pray for those in law enforcement more than we ever have. Yet, for me, we must not make the goal to only quiet the protests and get things back to normal. It is "the … [Read more...] about We See It Too!