Behind Door #1.

He knows the secrets of the heart. Psalm 44:21b You know the game show where a contestant is given three doors to choose from. Behind each, a surprise awaits him. It might be a lifetime supply of rubber bands or an Alaskan cruise or luxury furnishings for his home. Or perhaps a few goats (which, […]

No Longer Useful.

Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,     who walk according to the law of the Lord. Psalm 119:1 A person of interest – a phrase used in law enforcement referring to one who is a suspect in a crime. Searching for truth in questioning separates those who might be truly guilty from those who are […]

Neither Brother.

This disposition – ‘I am my own god’ – may work out in decorous morality or in indecorous immorality, but it has the one basis, my claim to my right to myself….When our Lord faced men… He looked at something we do not see – the disposition.  O. Chambers In the familiar Parable of the […]

Sorry For Your Loss.

If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:18 Just recently, I lost my father-in-law following a head injury he sustained several months ago from which he never fully recovered. At the funeral, a few kind souls […]

God Knows That, Too.

O Lord, You have searched me and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise;  even from a distance, You know what I’m thinking….You are familiar with all my ways. You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence, O Lord. Psalm 139:1-4 (NIV/The Msg) Preparing for […]

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