Twenty-Seventh Time

Twenty-Seventh Time

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1) Surrounded by a dreary haze, I falter. But what is that to you who emanates incandescent light, luminous and lasting? Black mists...
More Desirable

More Desirable

“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.” (Proverbs 22:1) As a young man, my father attended a funeral of an old family friend at St. Margaret’s in Kingston, Jamaica. Afterward he stood in the back of the church,...
Helicopter Hymn

Helicopter Hymn

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (Isaiah 26:3) I discovered growing up that if my father learned of someone with a particular need, he would stand beside that person, extend his hand, and discreetly tuck cash into...
Matters

Matters

“Weeping may tarry for the night.” (Psalm 30:5) It matters that they lived, regardless how short the span. It matters on a scale of enormous significance that your friends’ loved ones drew breath for a wisp of time or for a lengthy chain of years. A life that was...
Hide Out

Hide Out

Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found; surely in the rush of great waters they shall not reach him.” (Psalm 32:6) In our modern world, the rush of great waters threatens. That same overwhelming rush was part and parcel...