Beginnings? Now?

    It’s becoming increasingly clear the last couple of years – the time I have left to live is less than the time I have lived (coming up on age 70, fifteen months from now will do that). In light of my musings (more like distress) about traveling this final leg of my earthly journey,…

Courage and Earthly Things

It’s 19 days “post op” (from Knee Replacement Surgery) and this is the picture and scripture that I kept before me during these days. God does show up in the earthly things. I have learned more about myself and I suspect some of that learning will show up in future posts. God has been with…

Earthly things like surgery and God’s Voice

“There is no time, no place, no event so earthly that God cannot be there, speaking through them. These moments where earth is crammed with heaven. . . will go unnoticed| unless we realize the meek and the unassuming way that| God characteristically comes.” Ken Gire, Windows of the Soul Grand Rapids; Zondervan, 1996, 44)…

Jesus, our Servant

John 21:9-13 “When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’ Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the…

Redemption & Resurrection

I Peter 1:18-19  It was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the preciuos blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.  All week long I have had this scripture in my concious…

A few words about a Fence Post

  joining with Diedre Riggs and The Sunday Community     From my August 2008 journal. The truth doesn’t change Just the details! Psalm 63:8 I hold on to you for dear life. And you hold me steady as a post. The Message A random photo while walking a country lane on Saturday. So much…

two things are true when the pieces don’t fit

Recently I visited Fort Sheridan Beachon the north shore of Lake Michigan and this is what I saw as I got out of the car. By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance,…

Worship in my own words – part 1

A number of years ago, I attended a Worship Arts Conference at Willow Creek Church in Barrington, Illinois. In one of the workshops on worship leading we talked about how we as worship leaders do not just sing. We lead others to worship. And to lead others, we must be worshipers ourselves. One of the…