Sabbath Keeping

I had a conversation with my dear and most excellent friend Jan recently about Sabbath keeping, and it has stayed with my pondering mind. We all know some people who have difficulty with the discipline of work. They don’t like to work or have become discouraged enough to give up and let others take careContinue reading “Sabbath Keeping”

Stay Put!

Often we are told in the Word and by the Spirit to simply stay put. There are seasons for breaking new ground and moving forward with kingdom assignments. There are other seasons to continue in the instruction we have already received until new revelation comes. Either way, we are to stand absolutely firm in ourContinue reading “Stay Put!”

Grieving with the Head and with the Heart

I find the story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead (in John 11) to be one of the most fascinating, exhilarating stories of the Gospels. Of course it is! A beloved friend of Jesus is dead for four days, his body beginning to decompose, and Jesus calls him back to life. His friendsContinue reading “Grieving with the Head and with the Heart”

Disciples are Merciful

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins  (Matt. 6:14-15). This saying of Jesus, one embedded in the Sermon on the Mount, is one of the few instances in the GospelsContinue reading “Disciples are Merciful”

Broken Cisterns or Living Water?

I’ve heard Tim Keller describe prayer as “intimacy with the infinite.” This idea intrigues me—the majestic, infinite God stoops down to hear the cries of his creatures. He comes near. In fact, he comes inside. Intimacy: Into me you see, O Lord. We are connected in Christ to the mystery of the infinite and theContinue reading “Broken Cisterns or Living Water?”