The Pursuit of Pleasure, His Pleasure

The Pursuit of Pleasure, His Pleasure

“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11). This morning, as I walked and talked with God, I was overcome with the wonders of a spring day in the...
Of Gratitude and Grief

Of Gratitude and Grief

While contemplating the tragedy and loss of the recent Camp Fire in Paradise, California, I came across the article below. It was written by Margaret Manning of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. In it she wrestles with phenomenons of grief and joy and how we...
How to Have a Happy Life

How to Have a Happy Life

How to Have a Happy Life Article by Phillip Holmes Economist and former Mckinsey partner Caroline Webb recently released a book titled, How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life. She attempts to show readers how to...
The Source of Joy

The Source of Joy

Today, I found the following quote in the writings of an old Puritan saint, “Remember, O my soul, it is your duty and privilege to rejoice in God.  Rejoice in the Giver and His goodness, be happy in Him, O my heart, and in nothing but God, for in whatever a man...
Awakenings

Awakenings

For me, 2013 has been a reawakening to the wonders of God’s grace.  I’ve laughed and I’ve cried as I have discovered and rediscovered truths that have been between the pages of my Bible for the whole 36 years of my pastoral ministry.  I am continually pinching myself...