Choosing the Good Part

Choosing the Good Part

“Now as they were traveling along, Jesus entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came...

He Restores My Soul

He Restores My Soul

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul” (Psalm 23:1-3). This past week, Sandy and I got out of the snow for a few days and traveled to Tomales Bay for some much-needed...

Tempus Fugit

Tempus Fugit

On the face of the grandfather clock that stands in my living room are the Latin words, Tempus Fugit, which translated into English means Time Flies. Someone has added to that, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” The fact is time flies whether you are having fun or...

The Anchor of Faith

“And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another” (I John 3:23). I’m a country boy, for the most part, I process the world around me on a very basic level, according to the commonsense values that I was taught as a...

The Temple of God

The Temple of God

King David’s son, Solomon was given the wonderful privilege of building a temple for God in Jerusalem. II Chronicles 5 records that on the day of the temple’s dedication, “…the house of the Lord, filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister...

Members of  One Another

Members of One Another

“For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we (Christians), who are many are one body in Christ and individually members one of another” (Romans 12:4-5). In his letters to the churches in Rome and Corinth, the...

Forgiveness is Freedom

Forgiveness is Freedom

Time and time again, we are exhorted by the scriptures to forgive one another.  Scripture sets out a very clear standard of the kind of forgiveness that Christians are to offer, “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also...

Delilah’s Lap

Delilah’s Lap

I begin many of my days by reading from The Valley of Vision: Puritan Prayers and Devotions. The last two days I have been pondering the following words of introspection. “Have you sought joys in some creature comforts? Look not below God for happiness; do not fall...