Teach us to mark our days

A prayer given at the graveside service for my father-in-law: O God, whose days are without end, and whose mercies cannot be numbered: Make us, we pray, deeply aware of the shortness and uncertainty of human life; and let your Holy Spirit lead us in holiness and righteousness all our days; that, when we shallContinue reading “Teach us to mark our days”

The loss of heroes in the time of coronavirus

The past few weeks have been witness to the loss of some giants of the faith in my life. We lost another one recently. I don’t know exactly when, but I just heard yesterday that one of my true heroes, Dwight Palmquist, passed away from brain cancer. He died in the Philippines, the country heContinue reading “The loss of heroes in the time of coronavirus”

The passing from this “life” to the “next”

My grandmother passed away this morning. As I have reflected on her life through the day, I have also been drawn into my own mortality, my walk with Jesus, and thinking of Dallas Willard at his passing. When Dallas Willard passed, John Ortberg noted Dallas wondered if it would take some time before he knewContinue reading “The passing from this “life” to the “next””