2017 August

A CLOSER WALK

A CLOSER WALK

We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts. —A. W. Tozer (1897–1963) It is in silence that God is known, and through m... Read More »

SPEED DATE

SPEED DATE

God isn’t a complete mystery; He’s told us lots about Himself in His Word. Pull up a chair and hear what He has to say. We won’t find out everything, but there’s plenty to get started. “I publicly pro... Read More »

QUITE A COMMOTION

QUITE A COMMOTION

An imaginative retelling of events culminating in Acts 2 “Commotion” comes to mind when I think of him. I can’t forget the first time I met him. I was in synagogue for the regular Sabbath service. Jud... Read More »

EFFECTIVE QUIET TIME IN FIVE STEPS

EFFECTIVE QUIET TIME IN FIVE STEPS

I’m semi-retired but still enjoy an active and full life. Looking back over the past year, I can see the benefits I’ve gained from spending quiet time with God in the morning, before the busy day begi... Read More »

SAVE YOUR SANITY!

SAVE YOUR SANITY!

Resting in the Lord is putting your weight down on Jesus and spending time in deep communion and fellowship with Him so that He can infuse you with strength and renew your vision. It’s carrying a spir... Read More »

REACHING “PLEASANT PLACES”

REACHING “PLEASANT PLACES”

I love Psalm 23. Perhaps it’s because I especially love the verses about being in calm, beautiful, and peaceful situations: “He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still wat... Read More »

LIGHTS WILL GUIDE YOU HOME

LIGHTS WILL GUIDE YOU HOME

I was driving home one night with the windows rolled down, the wind making a mess of my hair. The radio was playing, but I was mostly absorbed in my own thoughts—that is, until the first words from “F... Read More »

OVER THE PRECIPICE

OVER THE PRECIPICE

Over forty years later, this episode from a holiday in Scotland is still vivid in my mind. That morning, my friend Adrian and I set out from the youth hostel in Fort William, intent on climbing Ben Ne... Read More »

THE ROCK

THE ROCK

My wife Maria and I recently returned from a trip to Switzerland where we stayed with some friends who live by a lake. While there, I would often look out the window at the beautiful lake and surround... Read More »

THE MASTER’S HANDS

THE MASTER’S HANDS

A mother once took her young son, who was just beginning to learn to play the piano, to hear the world-famous pianist Jan Paderewski in concert. After an usher showed them to their seats, the mother s... Read More »

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