New Year’s Resolutions. Though many fade away by February, I love how some people continue to make them every year and give it their all. I’m joining the club! This year I am going to try and give God 1.5-2 hours a day. I know this won’t be possible everyday, and I may not reach 2017 … More One New Thing for 2016
It took me some time to settle on this, but here’s my scripture passage for year 2015! Two different people sent me this passage on my birthday and I just can’t stay away from it. Reading it is like drinking a tall glass of cold water; refreshing in its truth. It’s replete with God’s powerful action, … More Do you not perceive it?!!
“The opening line of the Reformation was a reflection on Jesus’ call to “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” It’s no accident that the first of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses was this: “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, “Repent,” he called for the entire life of believers to be one of … More The Trumpet Call of the Reformation
Lately I’ve been captivated by Jesus’ call to be meek in the Sermon on the Mount. I’m still trying to grasp what meekness looks like in the life of a person. But looking at Jesus helps, as he’s our prime example of what it means to be human. After spending some time in James, I was … More Can’t Get Enough of Meekness
Today I read Ezekiel 23– one long, shocking metaphor of two adulterous sisters (Samaria and Jerusalem). I was struggling to find the hope as I read of their continual lust and defilement. Iain Duguid helped me with this in his NIV Application Commentary: “There is no message of hope in Ezekiel 23. The stone is … More A Hopeful Tomb
SSSSS….LOW….L…..Y….I have been working my way through Ezekiel; turtle-style. My intention is to camp out for long periods of time in one book of the Bible with the aim of understanding its themes and practical implications. The New Application Commentary by Iain M. Duguid and The Message of Ezekiel by Christopher J. H. Wright are major … More Surprised by Ezekiel
…yet God has been faithful to gently and lovingly correct me! His glory, not my own. “Keep me from the error of thinking thou dost appear gloriously when some strange light fills my heart, as if that were the glorious activity of grace, but let me see that the truest revelation of thyself is when thou … More An Error I’ve Made
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?!?
“He has made everything beautiful in its time.”