The older I get, the weaker my body feels. As Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:1, our body is an earthly tent while we live in this world. Some days I can feel the worn canvas of my tent; the aged poles holding me up; the loose tent stakes that once secured me to the […]Read More Worn Tent
By your hand dear Lord you brought me out of a land of sin. You guided me from a life of sin toward righteousness. Because of your love, your grace, your word, you saved me. You showed me your way. I am humbled by your mighty works. Teach me your ways. Give me courage to […]Read More Prayer Journey — By Your Hand
“Do not be troubled,” he tells me. “Do not be afraid,” he reassures me. He offers me peace, His peace. Yet I am still troubled, still fearful, still lacking peace. The world surrounds me with facades of peace. I hide behind that facade of peace, yet fear and trouble still lurk nearby. You give me […]Read More Prayer Journey — True Peace
The complexity of life contrasts against your simple statement “I AM.” The struggles of life contrast against “peace I give to you.” The temporary nature of things in life contrast against your eternal nature. Who am I next to you dear God? I am a contrast to you, yet you are not against me. You […]Read More Prayer Journey — Who Am I?
You are the mighty fortress that stands the test of time. Adversaries have come and gone. Empires have risen and fallen. Yet you dear Lord remain firm. Your Kingdom does not fail.Read More Prayer Journey — Stand Firm
What does it mean to be satisfied, to be content? Can anything in this world truly satisfy my desires and needs? Only you dear Lord can satisfy. You are eternal. I praise you that you make yourself known to us. May the desires of our heart be to praise you, to seek you. I praise […]Read More Morning Praise — Finding Contentment
I notice rusting metal beams and think of all the hours of labor that went into forging the beams and welding them into place. I see crumbling plaster with drooping wallpaper and think of the hours spent carefully selecting colors and installing the walls and wallpaper.Read More Finding Purpose in a Crumbling World
Like the people I know who had buildings named after them, ultimately their accomplishments will be forgotten and eventually the building that bore their name will be torn down to make way for the new.Read More Building a Name