If you are a Christian there is always reason to give thanks. True. But frankly life sucks at times, for Christians too. Even the Crystal Cathedral went bankrupt, the prosperity gospel ran out of cash. All of our lives have seasons where it seems there is little to give genuine thanks for. When someone like […]
God is on my case. He knows my weaknesses, failings, indulgences. He sees when I fold my arms in complacency, monitors how my time is spent. Hearing my claims of piety, He replays them as I turn my back to Him. Feeling my hand slip from His, I am allowed to go – for a […]
There are times in my Christian life when I feel like a dried up old leaf, devoid of life. Fortunately a friend reminded me of the promises which we have both clung to over the years. Promises of being made new, given life, dead to the world and sin and raised in Christ by the […]
Until now I have never really celebrated Lent. I have been a Christian for over 20 years but the richness of this season has been unknown to me. In recent years the desire to cultivate meaningful family traditions for my children has led to learning more about the seasons of the Church calendar and looking for […]
Refusing to give thanks to God puts us on a slide towards idolatry. Praising God for His blessings lets us see past evil and view the perfections of Christ. Why then are so few men making a habit of gratitude? The girls are leaving the guys way behind in spiritual maturity!
Ten years ago if I could see myself here today I’d have been gobsmacked by my complacency. At that time I was newly married, my wife was 6 months pregnant with our first child, we were renting a cute (but chilly) cottage with a fantastic view over the city. My wife was a student at […]
On Sunday I gave a brief overview of Psalm 119 and then read the entire psalm out loud to our church. As I read it, my overall sense was that the psalmist had a very strong and deep trust in God and the promises God has given in His word. He knew for sure that […]
Eventually the only thing remaining that is good for my soul is what God has done. Fortunately my wife realizes this before I and arranges for us all to get away for a weekend. Forty-five minutes up the road to a simple little cottage, the legacy of a lady who lived a hundred years. Now […]