Blessing and Honor in Dark Times

Recently I reread the Book of Judges, and remembered how starkly it portrays the violence, apostasy, idolatry, and sexual depravity rampant in Israel at that time. The author doesn’t pull any punches.   Sadly, much of it felt quite familiar, as it in many ways resembles what we are experiencing in our current generations ofContinue reading “Blessing and Honor in Dark Times”

A Portrait of Depression and Recovery

If you have ever suffered with depression, and most of us have, you might find this reflection on Psalm 102 enlightening. I came to Psalm 102 recently in my daily readings. It is a psalm of lament in which the unidentified psalmist lists an array of physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual complaints. With many yearsContinue reading “A Portrait of Depression and Recovery”

Integrity in Our Hearts

It is uncanny how God’s revelation appears, always so timely and appropriate. This is why I keep insisting that Scripture comes to life in all of our everyday experiences. We can see it if we’re looking for it. This week I’ve been thinking a lot about the word and concept of integrity. This word thatContinue reading “Integrity in Our Hearts”

God’s Alignment

Originally posted on Ruth E. Stitt:
Recently I’ve had a recurrence of sciatic nerve pain caused by disc issues in my lower back. This has returned me to the chiropractor’s office.  Chiropractors address and cure neuromuscular irregularities through “diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders…

Majesty Streams Down, Praises Rise Up

Lord, your name is so great and powerful! People everywhere see your splendor. Your glorious majesty streams from the heavens, Filling the earth with the fame of your name. You have built a stronghold by the songs of babies. Strength rises up with the chorus of singing children. This kind of praise has the powerContinue reading “Majesty Streams Down, Praises Rise Up”