Ransom and I should have checked the weather before driving to Buffalo this Friday. But our judgment was “clouded” (I’m my Father’s punny daughter) because we had to run pre-Christmas errands, and we were dazed by the opportunity for a work break. Plus, it had been 60 degrees less than 5 days prior. We never expected a snowstorm. Halfway there, … More Surprise Snow
Mary’s Song Blue homespun and the bend of my breast keep warm this small hot naked star fallen to my arms. (Rest … you who have had so far to come.) Now nearness satisfies the body of God sweetly. Quiet he lies whose vigor hurled a universe. He sleeps whose eyelids have not closed before. … More A Poem for Advent
Here’s an old advertisement from August 1908 for Ocean Grove! I can’t get enough of OG and the sea.
I wanted to share my notes with you from Dr. Vern Poythress’ riveting chapel talk on 1 Peter 4:12-19. If you’d like to listen to it, you can here: Reasons Peter Gives to Support that Impossible Demand to Rejoice in Suffering –Suffering is necessary (v.18). Anyone who is a son, is disciplined by their Father. … More Rejoice in Suffering?!?
See him on his knees, Hear his constant pleas: Heart of ev’ry aim: “Hallowed be Your name.” See him in the Word, Helpless, cool, unstirred, Heaping on the pyre Heed until the fire. See him with his books: Tree beside the brooks, Drinking at the root Till the branch bear fruit. See him with his … More The Calvinist by John Piper
It’s Easter Morn! He is Risen Indeed! Read about why I’m so joyous here: But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb,taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of … More Up From The Grave He Arose
New Testament scholars Andreas Köstenberger and Douglas Moo speak about what happened on April 4, AD 33.
In need of some rapturous music? Listen to Mint Green by Andrew Shapiro.
When 3 unrelated, different sources within one morning direct you to the same Psalm, you stop and take note. That is the case today with me and Psalm 1. God, I’m getting the message loud and clear! Maybe this is the nourishment that you need today, as well. Beloveds, I pray that God’s Word would … More Message Coming In Loud and Clear
Again, I’m enthralled by Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God by Bobby Gross. I’m eagerly anticipating the start of Lent–2 more days until Ash Wednesday. After experiencing 4.25 billion storms this cold winter, I am desperate for Spring and the hope of Jesus’ resurrection. Here are some excerpts from Gross’ introduction on “Lent” … More The Nature of Lent