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What do you long for this Christmas? Do you have a deep yearning for a solution to the world’s — and especially your own — problems? Let’s think about God’s already-given, Christmas-time answer to our problem (from which all residual … Continue reading
So how do I fight the deadly forms of unwholesome talk that proceed from my mouth? First, I remember that the talk that proceeds from my mouth flows out from what’s hidden inside. Whether I talk in ways that build … Continue reading
She burst through the door that early-summer evening and sat herself on the kitchen counter next to my dish-filled sink, bubbling over with vivid details of the hydrangeas she’d seen. Effervescent with excitement, she tried to describe the deep greens … Continue reading
Summer smells and sounds, summer colors and places and memories. Which, if you imagine your happiest summer moment, come to mind? Do you dream of a cool haven tucked away in the deep green of a wooded wonderland? Do … Continue reading
“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” Psalm 42:1 No matter the promises from billboards and internet pop-ups and the hundreds of instantly-gratifying enticements the world daily offers, this stands true: As … Continue reading
A while back, I saved this J.I. Packer quote. He paints a memorable picture of God’s provision of His Spirit, and of the Holy Spirit’s work and purpose in the life of a believer. I’ve returned a number of times to … Continue reading
I wonder why water is so shiny. I don’t mean that I wonder at the physics behind glinting sunlight reflected on a late-afternoon river. I don’t want to understand the formula for the change in the direction of a light … Continue reading
“But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.’” (Matthew … Continue reading
I’ve not been able to get this picture out of my mind. You may have seen it. The man on the left is the pope. The man on the right suffers from a disease that causes tumors to grow inside … Continue reading
“It would be well if professing Christians in modern days studied the four gospels more than they do. No doubt all scripture is profitable. It is not wise to exalt one part of the Bible at the expense of another. … Continue reading
Each year as the calendar rolls toward the end of March, I begin to think back to the news we received on that momentous day five years ago. In some ways it seems like yesterday as my mind runs back, … Continue reading
Living before medicine would have cured or medicated her symptoms, Martha Snell Nicholson was bed-ridden with intense pain for decades. In the midst of her pain, and because of it, she wrote one of the more meaningful poems I’ve read … Continue reading
A story to turn our eyes upon Jesus. A visual to soften our hearts and absorb our thoughts: “What though you are sometimes perplexed with doubts and fears? What though you find it hard to say whether your faith is … Continue reading