What do I love about the Apostle Paul? I love his apparent calmness. When I look at Paul in the Scriptures, I see a man who promotes calm trust in a loving God who sovereignly orchestrates all affairs of men.Paul doesn’t seem unfeeling or apathetic … Continue ReadingNEEDED CALM
Reading a Puritan Paperback called The Way to True Peace and Rest has provoked me to think about some of the big obstacles to peace and rest. Early in my Christian life, the first definition I received of pride proved most helpful. To this day, I think about it regularly. It went like this: … Continue ReadingI’M SO VAIN
Social media, press media, and a myriad of irresponsible voices are complicating our efforts to make sense of life in the modern world. It’s wild out there and our discernment is running low. I loved this book when it released, and it’s worth opening again … Continue ReadingLOW ON DISCERNMENT
I shared a story about Andrew Murray in my sermon last Sunday. Sounds like I spoke too fast and prevented some people from putting it down in their notes. I better reproduce it here. The story puts South African pastor Andrew Murray laid up in … Continue ReadingADVICE TO A TROUBLED WOMAN
The COVID-19 pandemic brings a global occasion to move from thorn-tree living to fruit-tree living (Jeremiah 17:5-9). Because God ordains all things to magnify His glory and our joy in Him, God infuses even the dreaded Corona Virus with these purposes. As in every trial … Continue ReadingHOW IS YOUR PANDEMIC PROGRESS?
We sorely underestimate many verses in the Bible. Proverbs 16:25 must sit near the top of the list. It reads: “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” The Bible magnifies this verse’s importance by quoting it again in Proverbs 14. … Continue ReadingA WAY SEEMS RIGHT
I came across an incredible video article about the airline industry. During the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines grounded thousands of airplanes. Because maintenance needs remain, and atmospheric conditions may harm the giant machines, airlines must store planes in special places called “boneyards.” … Continue ReadingAIRPLANE BONEYARD
Our world needs unity in diversity. We need an answer to the question , “how can ‘the many’ diverse people be brought into ‘the one’ unified crowd?” It is the problem of the one and the many. … Continue ReadingUNITY IN DIVERSITY