It's Psalm 23:6 in the Jewish prayer book, in Eugene Peterson's Message version. Your beauty and love chase after meevery day of my life. I seem to be far more naturally aware of other things chasing me. Aren't we all? Work deadlines, home responsibilities, or things I ought-to be doing. … [Read More...]
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Photo by Xu Haiwei on Unsplash I've learned to love to wait. Waiting is one of those things I know I'm not naturally very good at, and really didn't want to learn, either. Cynically, perhaps, I have learned that often the dreamy anticipation of a thing brings more pleasure than the actual … [Read More...]
I have a note on the bulletin board above my writing desk that says, simply: salvation: deliverencewelfareprosperitypreservationsafetyflourishing Wherever these things are present in your life today, there Salvation can be credited, already doing its good work. And wherever they are … [Read More...]
We are embodied spirits, after all. In the western world, we keep these two awfully separate - body and spirit. We tend to view the spirit as eternal, and the body as temporary. But it's just not that simple. If you tend to believe what Jesus' friends wrote about what happened to him after he … [Read More...]
I was singing the old hymn "Before the Throne" to my boys at bedtime tonight and one line is "for God the Just is satisfied / to look on him and pardon me." Some of my Christ-following friends wouldn't give this line a second thought, not seeing a problem at all. Some of my Christ-following … [Read More...]
Everything is coming back to life in my small city. The maple tree in our front yard is dropping its neon green seeds. Tiny fuchsia leaves are pushing their way out of dried-crispy grape vines entwined around our basketball hoop. Even my fiddle leaf fig tree in the climate-controlled corner of our … [Read More...]