He is not here!

As I look upon the Easter Weekend and this verse in Matthew 28, I am struck by “He is not here!” Well then, where is he? He is seated at the right hand of God the Father (Luke 22:69). To be accurate, that is not actually what the text says in Matthew, but that is…

How will you Love your God?

When Jesus was asked to define the single most important part of human action, “He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Gary Thomas, in his phenomenal book Sacred Pathways, helps…

Your Life and Psalm 48

How often do we consider the God we serve, his worth, his name, his holiness, but fail to understand and justify these things in our own minds. How often do we see the works of God yet ignore the impact his ways have on us? How often do we fail to believe because we do…

What is the one true thing?

So, I’ve started re-reading a book by Howard Baker called the one true thing; it is a hidden gem from NavPress. Here is a thought as I review my notes from the introduction “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) From the book: (as Baker presents the structure of the…

The fear of the Lord

Proverbs 1:1-7, 33 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; 3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young— 5 let the wise listen and add…

Sabbath~Part 2 of 2

The traditional Jewish understanding of Sabbath is closely related to the concept of an island in time. How do you envision this word picture? An Island in Time                  Does your mind gravitate to a solid mass surrounded by a liquid flow? Do you see a wisp of smoke passing from a piece of coal?…

The Valley of Vision, a prayer

One of my favorite prayers… THE VALLEY OF VISION LORD, HIGH AND HOLY, MEEK AND LOWLY, Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision, where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights; hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold thy glory. Let me learn by paradox that the way…