Category: Trust

  • Everlasting Arms

    A couple of days ago, I was reading Charles Spurgeon’s Morning by Morning devotional. He wrote this: “We need winds and tempests to exercise our faith, to tear off the rotten bough of self-dependence, and to root us more firmly in Christ. The day of evil reveals to us the value of our glorious hope.” (Spurgeon, p. […]

  • 185,000 Assyrians and A King

    It woke me up Monday morning at least a couple of hours before my first alarm. I laid there, heart pounding, hands clenched, and realized that I had been thinking about this situation while I slept. Nothing more (though nothing less) than a problem at work kept pounding my thoughts of rest away. I sat […]

  • Quarantine Quandaries: The Sabbath

    When I try to wrap my mind about this thing that we are all living through, I have to admit, it makes me tired. I don’t know what to say. When words don’t come, I find it best to be silent. And that’s what I’ve been learning to do for the past 56 days. The […]

  • Another September 7

    Today I noticed a few brown leaves on the driveway. I’m pretty sure they died of heat exhaustion, but still, I like to think that maybe Fall is on its way.  I’m trying to notice the acorns that are falling off the oaks around the yard, trying to notice how long it takes the squirrels […]

  • Written In Your Book

    Last Friday evening I got a phone call that a dear friend and former co-worker, Maria, had passed away suddenly. We were all stunned. Maria was the kind of person who was always full of life, always carried joy with her, always had a smile. It was (and still is) hard to wrap our minds […]

  • Quiz: How Kind Are You?

    For awhile now, I’ve been pondering the principle of Kindness. I’m not really sure what prompted my thoughts to meander down that path, but I think it’s due partly to how distant I see people getting. It’s like we were all living in this world together and mostly getting along, agreeing that there are things that […]

  • Two Choices?

    Today, Americans will cast their ballots and the next President will be chosen. This election season has been filled with more turmoil and uncertainty than at any other time in history. Our nation is definitely at a crisis point, and many are in great fear of the future of our nation.  We believers have two […]

  • The Sweet Fragrance of a Bruised Heart

    Inside this box is my favorite perfume. I like it because it has a soft and simple fragrance. It doesn’t smell trendy, it doesn’t smell like it came from a department store. It’s nostalgic and uncomplicated. With the recent popularity of aromatherapy and essential oils, we know that fragrances have the ability to restore, soothe […]

  • I’ve got my eye on you

    This is my friend and co-worker Adam.  Basically, he’s a good guy. He’s smart. I think he’s good at his job. He’s considerate. He does great sound effects.  He’s a good friend. But.  Adam is notorious for taking pictures of unsuspecting people. He’s good at this, y’all. Too good. He’s gotten me at least once that […]

  • Be Still…He’s Still…

    Sometimes life is hard. It seems that we go through times when we experience one difficulty or tragedy after another, with barely a space to take a breath. Sometimes it’s easy to ask, like Habakkuk, O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you, “Violence!” and […]