Editors note: I am publishing this blog post a second time since it appears to have gotten lost in the midst of several other posts last week. It is worth reading and reading again. Exactly a week ago today, I left town to be with my 89 year-old dad. He was having partial knee surgery. […]
My Finest Gift I Bring
This year Christmas songs are pouring into every inch of our cozy, ministry-provided home. (Pandora Station, Christmas Hymns.) I turn up the volume so I can hear the tunes upstairs or downstairs and as I go about my tasks and projects. At times I hum or sing along, enjoying the reminders of this season of […]
Is Jesus Too Slow?
The question in the title may make you uncomfortable, but whenever we feel impatient with God, we?re basically saying He doesn?t move fast enough for our taste. Kosuke Koyama (1929-2009) was a Japanese theologian who ?defended a theology that he considered to be accessible to the peasantry in developing nations, rather than an overly academic […]
One morning I spent some time meditating on the following words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount? ?On that day many will say to me, ?Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?? Then I will […]
How is Jesus Praying for You?
?My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have […]
Christ In Me
?Rest content with the knowledge that [Christ] is His own Person, and with the Father and the Holy Spirit, is in your soul, substantially, really, literally; that He does everything you do with you, from the humblest duties to the highest. Your whole devotional life should consist in this companionship, accepted without ceremony, without intellectual […]