I had a friend who loved the opportunities he found along the way. He called them “divine appointments.” He would meet someone on a trip and a conversation would spark and after awhile it was clear the Holy Spirit had set something up. What was special about this friend was he didn’t run on aContinue reading “Divine appointments”
Tag Archives: Joy
The gift of mourning
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Ps. 30:5) The Lord teaches me the way of the Cross and part of that journey is the gift of mourning, or the gift of sorrow. He wantsContinue reading “The gift of mourning”
Some last words
We are now down to TWO DAYS before movers show up and haul out the last of our worldly possessions. Tomorrow… Sunday… I get the privilege of preaching one last time at Heights Church. I have talked about how I have loved the city where I was able to live the past 20 years. ButContinue reading “Some last words”
The great hope of Christmas
He has come to bring peace on earth. He has come to restore. He has come… because he is God with us.
Praying the prayers of Zion
The Lord has me praying and meditating through Isa. 60-61 and other places in the latter part of Isaiah. The past couple of days have been in Isa. 61.
The choice of joy
The enemy robs through anxiety. Jesus restores through joy.
Theology of Joy
Wonderful discussion between NT Wright and Miroslav Volf.
Our Father is JOY
“It may be that(God) has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we are.” — G.K. Chesteron, Orthodoxy
It is About God WITH Us
Life in Christ isn’t about being burden free. Life hits us hard. Life in Christ is about knowing he is God with us. We don’t bear those burdens alone. We need to know the One who is with us. We need to know the One who is for us. There are times we sow in tears. ThereContinue reading “It is About God WITH Us”