Christian Leadership

Where we used to live, there was a sheep farmer down the road who needed some extra pasture for his 120 sheep to graze. We set a morning to help him herd his sheep up the road to our pasture. The image above is a photo from that actual morning. What an experience! He had […]

Silence – Shusaku Endo

photo © 2010 Axel Hartmann | more info (via: Wylio)   I just finished reading Silence, a novel by Shusaku Endo. It is the story of a Portugese Catholic priest who went to Japan in the 1500’s to inquire of a priest who had been his mentor and had apparently apostatized there. Beautiful, haunting, deep, […]

Wonderful Things

photo © 2010 Smithsonian Institution | more info (via: Wylio)   SCRIPTURE Ps 119:18 Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Thy law. PRAYER Father, we are wandering dumb sheep. Lead us to Your door, feed us and teach us. Forgive us and guide us to the truth. Protect us from temptation […]

Behold – not to understand, but to regard

photo © 2006 Robert Scarth | more info (via: Wylio)   SCRIPTURE Ps 119:18 Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Thy law. PRAYER Father, it is not we who are constant and faithful, it is You! Your word stands forever as the touchstone of truth, character, history, and majesty. Teach us […]

Open MY Eyes

photo © 2009 Deep | more info (via: Wylio)   Discipline is doing things toward a good and desirable end, that seem difficult for the moment. Sometimes studying the scriptures is more discipline and less rapturous revelation. Today, however, is different. SCRIPTURE Ps 119:18 Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Thy […]

The substance of moral fiber

photo © 2009 Giuseppe | more info (via: Wylio)   I was in a great conversation with a friend the other night, and we talked a bit about the true substance of moral fiber. He suggests that the real substance is when there is something that is right, that you absolutely do NOT want to […]

Open My Eyes!

photo © 2007 Thomas Huxley | more info (via: Wylio)   We’re moving forward into the next section, Ps 119:17-24. There is a lot of great scripture in here, but I’m settling on v. 18, one of my all time favorite verses. SCRIPTURE Ps 119:18 Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from […]

Is Ghandi condemned for not being a Christian?

There has been a lot of … discussion … around Rob Bell’s new book, “Love Wins.” Here is the trailer for his book: I think it is intriguing, and I think he raises the question in a beautiful and honest way. Is God an ogre? Does making Jesus out to be the exclusive way to […]

Skipping Over Mountains

  Before we move on, I wanted to remind you guys that we are skipping vast mountains of delicious scripture. BTW that picture is Mt. Baker, which is my view (if it’s clear) when I drive to and from work every day! WOW! Ps 119 is divided into sections of 8 to 10 verses organized […]

How to Not Sin

photo © 2007 Les Chatfield | more info (via: Wylio)   SCRIPTURE Thy word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against Thee. Psalms 119:11, NASB. PRAYER Father in heaven, I sin against You in so many ways; forgive me for my sins! I long to do Your will, to do […]