The Groom Who Gave His Life to Love His Bride

You felt like you were buried in a city underground; All broken bits and pieces of the past. And somewhere she was searching on the surface of the mound. She was digging for a treasure that would last. Now she’s giving you her heart, For the love of God, in the name of Jesus; The…

Child of God

What does your name say about you? In Bible times, a name held great significance. There were instances where people were named after great events in world history or personal history (Peleg, in 1 Chronicles 1:19, Ichabod, in 1 Samuel 4:21). Names were also given to describe characteristics (Jacob/usurper, Esau/hairy, and Edom/red in Genesis 25)….

A Little History Lesson

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana The Old Testament records multiple occasions where God told the Israelites to remember His Word and pass down the stories of the wonders He had done in their sight. But almost as many times as God told His people to remember, there…

The Light of History

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it… Whether that is their own history or someone else’s. I have read the histories of nations that were torn apart by sectarian conflicts based only on theology and pride. I have seen sins thrive as hereditary diseases, spreading from one generation to the next, even when…

Wait on the Lord

I am a very impatient person, and it really shows when I interact closely with someone who is a little slower than me. My impatience also rears its ugly head whenever I complain about my current state of existence. There are many times when I have called out to God, asking Him why this or…

Take My Hand

I thought of posting this poem on another day and at another time, but I don’t think it can wait. Today will swiftly give way to tomorrow, but the truth will never change and it is a necessity for every day. Take My Hand Small, gentle, and unstained: I hold this hand that has never…

Two-Hundred and Thirty-Eight

“Two-Hundred and Thirty-Eight,” the title of this post, is not the number of times I have lost something, nor is it my family’s ages combined. It is not what I had to pay for my first speeding ticket, nor is it the number of days I have gone without doing something. It just so happens…

The LORD is Our Righteousness

Jeremiah told it like it is. He told the truth, even though it wasn’t what people wanted to hear. He was hated, cursed, and persecuted by those he was trying to save. All he did was proclaim the Word of the Lord, but the Israelites didn’t want to hear that their deeds were evil and…

Unplugged and Present

What if we took the time to ask, listen, and be present, without feeling the need to rush off to something or someone else? We live in a world of immediate gratification: next-day shipping, fast food, lightning internet, the fast lane… If we buy something that is built to improve our lives, it most often…

You, with the Sad Eyes

  You look tired. When was the last time you slept for a full, eight hours? You look like you eat enough, but your eyes say different. You fill your life with simple things, like what you can touch, taste, and see; yet nothing seems to fill the void I see in your eyes. Sadness sits…