• Scripture Study

    All is Vanity: Ecclesiastes 5

    The Preacher’s sermon is getting serious. Seriously. Guard your steps when you go to the house of God (5:1a). That’s some fear-talk, the fear of the Lord. Like a lens exposing our sin and our filth—we’d much rather talk of…

  • Poetry

    Manna for Today

    (Click here to download this poem as a PDF file) Stretching my tingly feet side to sideCrusty eyes open at the breath of dawnI moan and groan, forcing faith’s whisper:I’ll rejoice, Lord, after I yawn Rejoicing comes easy when the…

  • Poetry

    Anxiety Fled

    The tension builds like bileTrembling, she might soon faintRun and hide!Panic!Help! She sits still and remembers You keep him in perfect peacewhose mind is stayed on you,because he trusts in you. The words churnLooking for a place to settle Perfect…

  • Poetry

    She Stands

    She standsSinging the new song within her heartHearing the Word, alive and active,Calling her on in steadfastnessAnd truth She standsHumming the rhythms of heavenPulsing with confident assuranceFastening her armor, and wieldingHer sword She seesPillow-y clouds turn thick and greyWind-tickled trees…

  • Watchman Reflections

    The Truth About Anxiety

    Despite our best intentions, we all get snared by anxiety. (Read my reflection on Worshiping Worry here.) Today, I want to consider with you how anxiety relates to rest in the Bible. Here’s a newsflash: Anxiety is the opposite of rest! Why are we warned…

  • Watchman Reflections

    Worshiping Worry

    “My anxiety is acting up again.”“Wait, what?? Your anxiety? Aren’t you a Christian?”“Yeah, but I can still be a Christian and have anxiety issues.” Dear Friends, We are told over and over again in Scripture not to be anxious, not to be afraid, but we are…

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