April 13, 2021
Nothing ever goes smoothly, it seems. Or if something does it’s almost a shock. Our culture has a name for it:  Murphy’s Law. No point in going into all the ways it shows up in daily living.  But it might be worth thinking about it in a spiritual context.
April 8, 2021
You can count yourself blessed if you’ve never been asked by a health care professional to rate your pain on a scale of 1 to 10.  Many are all too familiar with the question. 
April 6, 2021
Paul exhorts us to examine ourselves, as often as we remember our Lord’s sacrifice and resurrection.
April 5, 2021
Ordinary sentences are simply inadequate to describe Jesus. A poet’s touch is needed, the skillful use of devices such as metaphor, which can pack far more meaning into a few words.
March 22, 2021
The New Testament frequently and emphatically reminds us that the Law of Moses was a foreshadowing of the work of Messiah. 
March 15, 2021
Everyone knows what a scapegoat is:  someone who is made to take the blame for something, allowing the actual perpetrator(s) to go scot-free.
March 8, 2021
The apostle Paul remarks on our human frailty, and at the same time on the resiliency which is characteristic of those who perceive the light God has provided to shine in the darkness, in the face of Jesus Christ.
February 28, 2021
How would you react, if you were transported into the throne room of the Almighty?  Met by seraphim, who proclaim the Lord’s holiness with an earth-and-heaven-shaking voice?  Somehow “awe-inspiring” doesn’t do justice. 
February 25, 2021
The Book of Revelation is filled with frightening pictures, isn’t it?
February 16, 2021
There are a number of ways we can grow weary.  The most common and obvious is physical—if we exert ourselves hard enough for long enough, we will get tired.  After we tire, we can keep going for a while, but eventually if we keep pressing we’ll get to a point where our reserves are exhausted and we collapse. But of course physical weariness isn’t the only kind.
February 4, 2021
Quick:  Form a picture in your mind of Jesus.
January 28, 2021
Psalm 10 seems particularly appropriate to my mental state right now.  It is a treatise on “the wicked”. 
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