• Scripture Study

    All is Vanity: Ecclesiastes 11

    The Preacher is nearing the end of his sermon, and chapter eleven is no less satisfying for those who’ve come to recognize the vanity of our lives, rightly tuning our ears to wisdom as we walk by faith not by…

  • Scripture Study

    All is Vanity: Ecclesiastes 9

    But all this I laid to heart says the Preacher at the start of chapter nine. All this is a fancy way of saying, “let’s pause and go back a few steps before bounding ahead”—back to the end of chapter…

  • 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

    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…

  • Abundant Life

    What Can the Righteous Do?

    In Psalm 11:3, the question is asked, “if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?“ I’ve been wrestling with this one. The foundations of our country, of our world, seem to be crumbling. We are living in the…

  • Poetry

    From Faltering to Faith

    She stands in the sunlight smilingDelighting herself in the LordHelmet on, belt and breastplate fastenedShield clasped, swinging her sword The sword breathes out words of His love for herConfident assurance breeding unspeakable joyShe whistles along to the heavenly songUnaware of…

  • Poetry

    What If It Wins?

    She shuts her eyesSo tired of the fight The lie keeps crashingLike a wave, beating against her heart What if it wins? What if her firm-footed stanceWon’t hold? She shudders So real, so trueSo it seems The tears fallShe can’t…

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