Formed and Transformed

Our life is a lot like a dandelion. No, we’re not weeds needing to be rooted out of the lawn. Far from it. But I think that we can learn something about how God works in our lives from observing a dandelion. The first thing that stands out to me … ∞

Quiet, Be Still

Twice this week this text of Jesus calming the storm has come up through various outlets for me. Perhaps it is because I need to reflect on the words and their meaning more deeply. Earlier this week I was at a prayer meeting where we practiced Visio Divina. This is … ∞

An Honourable Prayer

Today I want to talk about a guy named Jabez. I was first introduced to him years ago in Bruce Wilkinson’s book “The Prayer of Jabez.“ This man Jabez is found in the middle of a long list of genealogies that start in 1 Chronicles 1 and for the next … ∞

In God Alone

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress; I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2 I love Psalm 62. There’s something about it that puts me in my place and reminds me that I … ∞

Secure and Surrounded by God

Psalm 83 is the last of the psalms of Asaph. Many of Asaph’s psalms are laments about the condition of Israel, especially to the threats of opposing nations. Some of these laments concerned the people of God in captivity. But these laments have almost always been accompanied by hope in … ∞

Listen Well

What makes a good listener? Being a parent of elementary aged children, when I think of this question I think of how, or rather how ‘well’, my kids listen to me. It’s not always such a pretty picture. I wonder what God thinks of our listening skills when it comes … ∞

Redeemed

Hope was robbed by sin A foot that slipped upon the road A bitter taste upon the lips of salty tears Unspoken Woes Through the blood of our redeemer Son of servant We behold The payment for our lives His sacrifice Our debt is paid in full His blood our … ∞

The Power of the Tongue

The Bible is filled with instruction on the use of our words.  The words we speak hold great power.  Power to loose, or to bind (Matt 16:19), the power to profess, or to profane (James 3:9-10,), the power of life and death (Prov 18:21). David cries out, “Set a guard, … ∞