THE CHILL OF THE MORNING AIR sent a gentle shiver down my spine as I crawled out of my tent. In the distance I heard the call of a loon welcoming the dawn of another day. An orange hue painted the eastern sky, making the wispy fog over the lake dance like fire. I followed... Continue Reading →
“And I said: ‘Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!’ Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning... Continue Reading →
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalms 19:14, ESV) “My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.” (Psalms 49:3, ESV) Even when we think about our words, and how to use them in a... Continue Reading →
“O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you! Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice! Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!” (Psalms 141:1-3, ESV)
Realizing the power of words is of the utmost importance, not only that we would avoid saying empty or harmful words, but that we would be mindful to make all of our words full of meaning, grace, creativity, and worship.
"Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name." (Hebrews 13:15 ESV). This week we will be taking a look at our words and how best to use them to develop and maintain a grateful and thankful life. We have... Continue Reading →
Before the Israelites could enter that good land they needed to develop a hunger that was strong enough to overcome their fear of those who resided west of the Jordan River.