Short Meditation of the Day
"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."- C. S. Lewis, Collected Letters "Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely."- 1 Corinthians 13:12, New Living Translation Over a decade ago, my wife Vicki led a bus tour in the American Southwest. From the tour's base in Amarillo, Texas, we traveled through parts of … Read More...
“A level soul, a balanced soul, a genuine soul — that is a gift from God.”- Judah Smith As Judah Smith continues Chapter 6 of How’s Your Soul?, he moves on to the second verse of Psalm 131. 3. “I have calmed and quieted my soul.” Pastor Smith notes that the Hebrew word translated calm […]
From our Annotated Bibliography
The Broken Way (Zondervan, 2016) Ann Voskamp opens The Broken Way: A Daring Path Into the Abundant Life with a bold assertion. She proclaims: "Not one thing in your life is more important that figuring out how to live in the face of unspoken pain." Yet, we don't know how to put all our broken pieces into place. For only God's wounds heal our wounds. All our brokenness meets in the mystery … Read More...
Toward the end of Chapter 3 of One Thousand Gifts, author Ann Voskamp remarks that sometimes her quest to list 1,000 things for which she is thankful seems quite juvenile. In the midst of mundane existence, is making that list merely a ridiculous experiment? The truth is, Ann explains, that learning requires practice- and at […]