Longing

Oct 15, 2018

We yearn. Pant. Thirst. Long. Faint. Cry out. In the Psalms in Job and in Isaiah we cry out to the Lord with desire, with aching, with hunger. “I will see him with my own eyes.” [Job 19:25-27] “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.” [Psalm 42:1-2] “I long to dwell in your […]

Walking In His Presence

Oct 10, 2018

“Hush, hush, somebody’s calling my name                                      Sounds like Jesus. Somebody’s calling my name.”   Walking step by step in Jesus’ presence through this precious Advent time, may we behold the Christ Child as He steps into our lives, into our minds, into our hearts and bodies. For there is nowhere that Christ isn’t. But […]

The Benefits of a Life Lived in Christ

Oct 08, 2018

It’s not always easy to communicate what a life lived in Christ can offer another person. For those of us already in it, we’ve already turned our backs on much of the world. But we may not be always the best examples of how a believer in Jesus Christ should be, being the flawed human […]

Be Present to Life!

Oct 01, 2018

Who can sit by themselves today in silence and not reach for their phone or the remote or computer? Who can exist at peace with themselves and their life? Who is content to just be in God’s presence today when everything around us is saying: “Escape!” or “Hide!” or “Forget the hard stuff!”   Is […]

Why I write this blog…

Sep 24, 2018

I thought my readers might like to know how I came to be writing this blog and the books I’ve written. So here goes. I started writing before I knew why I was writing, before I had a glimpse of the future. I am so used to just following all the suggestions that God makes […]

The Ten Commandments

Sep 17, 2018

I been thinking a lot lately about the 10 Commandments and what they require of us. The impact of the Exodus story on my life continues now more than a year after I finished the book on Exodus.   I’ve come to two conclusions about the commandments. First, that, if we follow the first four […]

Another View of the Book of Job

Sep 10, 2018

  If we want to know the purpose of the pain and suffering in our lives, we might look to the story of Job, who was a devout believer in God, also a wealthy man with a great family and property and friends. As the story goes, God boasted to Satan that Job was a […]

I am at peace with my thoughts.

Sep 03, 2018

  I am at peace with my thoughts.   Two years ago as I drove home to Charlotte from Lake James, a 90 minute drive, I sensed that I should turn off my radio. What I discovered that day in the silence was that my thoughts were a boiling caldron of anger and defensiveness and […]

Loyal to the Church or to Christ?

Aug 27, 2018

  “For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? For when one says, ‘I follow Paul,’ and another, ‘I follow Apollos,’ are you not mere human beings? What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to […]

How Well Do We Know Ourselves?

Aug 20, 2018

How well do we know ourselves? Our own motivations? Our own deepest desires? Our own true selves, our souls? I’ve been thinking lately about some of the inner “characters” who might be ruling our minds without us knowing it consciously. Do you, like me, have an Inner Critic whose voice is loud and clear on […]