Semper Fi

There is an immeasurable gap between the Lord Most High and His earthly servants. The church has firmly held the most lofty of world views for ages while treading through the muck that is human society. We purpose ourselves to have compassion on the thankless, to pray for people that reject us and to preach … Continue reading Semper Fi

Tea For Two

I couldn't ever take shots at God's timing.. because what I've purposed to write here segues perfectly after Resurrection Sunday. Following a celebration of God's splendorous Love.. now what? Let me polish that: God's Love is always to be relished and celebrated and is the pervading muse of Christian worship (in Spirit & in Truth). … Continue reading Tea For Two

Indelible Grace

The cold and lifeless air of a tomb is a haunting memory. What is perhaps more disturbing is its insisting refrain in the life of the believer. The Bible says the devil prowls like a lion, preying to devour you (1 Peter 5:8); but sometimes it comes as a hiss from the forked tongue of … Continue reading Indelible Grace

P.S.A.

Hello, I'm glad you've found your way to this post in particular. There's a simple but profound message that I must deliver and one that can be appreciated by everyone regardless of spiritual belief and practice. If I could liken it to anything, it'd be like the radio or television sounding out that universal blaring … Continue reading P.S.A.

The City and its Gates

Happy Sabbath fam, I hope the tea is warm and the coffee is strong. Wherever you are on this blue marble of God's wonder, know that in kindred faith I pray you all peace and readiness to receive of God's Word today. As I prayed earlier this week I was bringing some pressing concerns to … Continue reading The City and its Gates

Look Where My Chains Are Now

3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But … Continue reading Look Where My Chains Are Now

Pour It Out

It's so easy. Way too easy. Discomfortingly easy .. to lose sight of Jesus in the hearth of our lives. We have bills, schedules, chores and all manner of earthly responsibility. Sometimes there's so much in the tasks at hand, we momentarily relinquish the kingdom at hand. I mean after all you've only got two … Continue reading Pour It Out

Bon Appétit

The ruddy psalmist descends into the Valley of Elah with nothing but a sling. Confident, focused and with his eyes on the Heart of God, a young David arrays himself to back up some big talk: "Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that dares to defy the armies of the Living God?" Epic. I mean absolutely, … Continue reading Bon Appétit

The Lord of the Mountain

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life." A three-for-one mystery, this mantra of theology doesn't typically find difficulty in interpretation amongst the flock of the Good Shepherd. But it's easy to overlook the infinitely vast implications of this cornerstone of theology. The Way indicates a journey; a walk from point A to point … Continue reading The Lord of the Mountain

A Tale of Two Kings

In the scrolls of the prophet Samuel you meet the first two kings of Israel and their stories are so ineffably attached to our spiritual lives. Following the exodus from Egypt, a death-to-life movement, the Israelites are easily reconquered by their own failure to recognize a new era. Doubt, fear, selfishness pervade an understandably vexed … Continue reading A Tale of Two Kings