|Posted on February 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
LORD, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.
– Psalm 38:15 (NIV)
What amazing trust! When you read the rest of this Psalm, we see a person who is suffering greatly.
Yet in the midst of his personal anguish, King David takes a posture of waiting upon God, for David knows that God is merciful to all who call out to Him.Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 24, 2012 at 9:25 PM||comments (0)|
While we were out for a family drive, a spotless white sign with perfect red lettering caught my attention: “Gutters and Windows—Quality Work Guaranteed.” The sign was pristine, but I feared the house and barn directly behind it might collapse at any moment. The paint was peeling, the windows were cracked, and the gutters were nonexistent!
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|Posted on January 16, 2012 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
Because of the busy lives many of us lead, it’s not hard to recognize ourselves in the over-extended situation of Moses in Exodus 18. As the sole judge for the masses, he was surrounded “from morning until evening” (v.13) by people who needed his help.
In fact, I’ve had people—particularly young parents—tell me that they identify with Moses. It seems that we need to learn two l...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 14, 2012 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
If money were missing mysteriously from your wallet, you would be angry. But if you discovered that your child was the one who stole it, your anger would quickly turn into grief. One use of the word grief is to describe the sorrow we feel when those we love disappoint us.
“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God” (Eph. 4:30) essentially means not to hurt the One who loves us and is here to help us...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 21, 2011 at 7:10 AM||comments (0)|
Quaker John Woolman was an itinerant preacher who waged his own personal campaign to end slavery in colonial America. Woolman met with slave-holders to speak of the injustice of holding other human beings as property. Although Woolman did not eradicate slavery completely, he did persuade many masters to free their slaves. His success was due to individual, personal persuasion.
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|Posted on October 10, 2011 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
"blessed are those who are merciful, for they shall receive mercy"