• Scripture Study

    All is Vanity: Ecclesiastes 4

    The tears of the oppressed were seen by the wise Preacher, and there was none to comfort them (4:1). Chapter four of Ecclesiastes is quite the hard pill to swallow. Beholding the evil of our world we are quick to…

  • 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…

  • Sinking Sand
    Poetry

    Sinking Sand

    The sinking sand surrounds Sweeping away the souls of many Carrying them Down Down Down In a torrent of fear and despair. Yet I look up And I hear the cry from heaven: Oh you of little faith! Turn your…

  • 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…

  • Abundant Life

    Casting off Heaviness

    The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable…

  • Abundant Life

    Intentional Rest

    Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it… …for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did…

  • Abundant Life,  Poetry

    A Moment To Breathe

    Moments of quiet often feel too few and far between. Something about having toddlers in the house, maybe. The volume seems like its always on high unless they’ve crashed into dreamland. My struggle, actually, seems to be what to do…

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