• Scripture Study

    All is Vanity: Ecclesiastes 7, Pt 1

    The wisest man to walk the earth penned the Proverbs, a book of wisdom, and Ecclesiastes, this sermon-style book. The Preacher, he called himself, spends much of Chapter 7 contrasting wisdom and folly, and inevitably pointing us to the One…

  • Scripture Study

    All is Vanity: Ecclesiastes 6

    There is a grievous evil (6:2) witnessed by the Preacher, and it lies heavy on mankind (6:1). Heavy, like a weight. Like a burden. And the evil? The Hebrew root word actually transliterates to be a sickness, a disease. The…

  • 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…

  • Scripture Study

    All is Vanity: Ecclesiastes 1

    The words of the Preacher, the wisest man to walk the face of the earth, begin with the line, “Vanity of Vanities”. The root Hebrew word transliterates to mean a mist, a vapor. It denotes the transient, short span 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…

  • Abundant Life

    The Philippians 1 Prayer

    I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am…

  • Poetry

    Floating on a Sea of Sorrows

    Floating on a sea of sorrowsWaves toss my broken heartLike a mute rag doll, still afloat The tears fallAs though the rain itself, cascadingFrom the wounds within my mess I hear the trumpet cry of victory in the distance I…

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