Categories

Answers

World Wind

World Wind

“Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” (Mark 5:19) If for a moment I conclude that God is far removed from my world, I need only skim...

read more
Common Place

Common Place

“And he said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground.’” Mark 4:26 The Lord speaks our simple language. Being the perfect Teacher, he reveals his truths in ordinary terms and...

read more
Canopy

Canopy

They were all amazed and glorified God, saying, ‘We never saw anything like this!’” (Mark 1:12) We enjoy packaging God in manageable proportions: a single serving of Deity, not too much to overindulge...

read more
Shows Up

Shows Up

“For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.” (Psalm 107:9) You meet me in the ordinary, where cobwebs and dust collide and leftovers are the order of the day. In...

read more
Underwhelmed

Underwhelmed

“But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love…” (Nehemiah 9:17) They each blundered big under a varying set of circumstances. Eve reached for...

read more
Attached

Attached

“The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint and to him who has no might he...

read more
Interrupters

Interrupters

“On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was...

read more
Accounted

Accounted

“By his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and shall bear their iniquities.” (Isaiah 53:11) He never presented himself as a celebrity. Not by a long...

read more
Center Stage

Center Stage

“But made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:7) Your servant’s heart startles us. Your supreme might, holiness, and majesty are our usual...

read more
To Mind

To Mind

“’The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’” (Lamentations 3:25) Sometimes it’s a good idea to remember the essentials – to go back and take in truths we knew once but our...

read more
Love Lived Out

Love Lived Out

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices...

read more
Parallel Stories

Parallel Stories

“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour…And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were...

read more