“…A fold of heaven & earth across His face”

In times of trouble, people often seem fond of asking where God is. Now, I haven’t actually heard anyone pose that question in the midst of the troubled days we are presently enduring. But it is a safe bet that someone, somewhere out there, has done so. Perhaps part of the trouble is not thatContinue reading ““…A fold of heaven & earth across His face””

Why Meek, God?: Reflections on a Forgotten Virtue

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “meek”? If you’re anything like me, you probably think of one of two things: 1. The meek shall inherit the earth! 2. Any number of negative qualities that have adhered themselves to the modern idea of meekness. Meekness means a pushover.Continue reading “Why Meek, God?: Reflections on a Forgotten Virtue”

The Erosion of Time & Knowledge

I have often wondered, in an age with more information at our fingertips than generations past could even have dreamed possible, why we all seem to be growing more and more ignorant. Furthermore, it seems strange that with the ever-increasing abundance of time-saving technology that no one ever seems to have much time to spare.Continue reading “The Erosion of Time & Knowledge”

Sex Trafficking, The Super Bowl, & You

The title of today’s post may be a little misleading. If I’d tried for something more accurate, it would have looked like this: An issue I care about, a sporting event I don’t, and practical ways we can all pray about it. But that isn’t quite as catchy, is it? Titles aren’t the important thing,Continue reading “Sex Trafficking, The Super Bowl, & You”

Packing Shoe-boxes for Samaritan’s Purse: What I’ve Learned in 20(ish) Years

I couldn’t tell you which was the first year I ever packed a shoe-box for Operation Christmas Child, or what age I was. But I can recount with the precision set aside for warm, happy memories what it felt like. It happened at my church, and it was dark outside. I stood over what anyContinue reading “Packing Shoe-boxes for Samaritan’s Purse: What I’ve Learned in 20(ish) Years”

My Heart Is Where My Treasure Lies

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” -Matt.Continue reading “My Heart Is Where My Treasure Lies”

Movie Review: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace thatContinue reading “Movie Review: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?””

Hope For Susan: Reflections On Narnia’s Lost Sheep

“Sire,” said Tirian … “if I have read the chronicles aright, there should be another. Has not your Majesty two sisters? Where is Queen Susan?” “My sister Susan,” answered Peter shortly and gravely, “is no longer a friend of Narnia.” “Yes,” said Eustace, “and whenever you’ve tried to get her to come and talk aboutContinue reading “Hope For Susan: Reflections On Narnia’s Lost Sheep”

I Am Weak, But Thou Art Strong

“When I try, I fail. When I trust, He succeeds.” -Corrie Ten Boom I often feel overwhelmed by my own shortcomings. They crop up at every turn of life like stumbling blocks. Then I fall flat on my face and wonder why God doesn’t answer my prayers to make me a better person already. Usually,Continue reading “I Am Weak, But Thou Art Strong”