Out of Darkness

It's that time of year. The sun has barely peeked over the distant hills when I back out of my garage and head for work. Then, a mere nine hours later, the shadows stretch long across the parking lot. Soon I will leave work in the dark having seen but 15 minutes of sunlight all... Continue Reading →

Midweek Musings #4: Plans

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope" (Jeremiah 29:11, ESV). Jeremiah sent a word of prophecy to all of the exiles in Babylon in the form of a letter. Nebuchadnezzar had defeated Israel and brought... Continue Reading →


"[Faith] is a living well-founded confidence in the grace of God, so perfectly certain that it would die a thousand times rather than surrender its conviction. Such confidence and personal knowledge of divine grace makes its possessor joyful, bold, and full of warm affection toward God and all created things--all of which the Holy Spirit... Continue Reading →

Mindful Monday #4: Tightrope

Some time back Nik Wallenda amazed the world when he walked the tightrope across Niagara Falls. I remember watching as the winds were gusting and the rope beneath his feet swayed. The rope, far from taut, started out as a "downhill" walk and ended with a long "uphill" climb to the platform on the Canadian... Continue Reading →

Word for the Weekend #3: Service

Service: What's your motivation? The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word service is "something done for someone else." That sounds pretty good, right? But is this service given freely or is there a price or reciprocation required or expected? It seems to me that distinction makes a world of difference. Are you... Continue Reading →

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