[The following report is from pastor xxxxxxxxx in Myanmar.] Greetings in Jesus’ name! The [new] Stay at Home declaration was also announced to our city last night. The spread of COVID19 was so rapid and many were dead daily. The Government’s shopping centres and all shopping markets will be closed from Friday and the cost … More COVID, Famine, War: A Report from Myanmar
Today I am reposting “Peace On Earth,” which was written and posted four years ago. There’s a scene from some movie that just popped itself into my mind. There’s an angry man spouting off about something, and another man says to him, “Ah, does someone need a hug?” Anger isn’t exactly an emotion; rather it … More Peace On Earth. . . (Repost)
“Hang in there!” isn’t something one wants to hear after sharing a particularly severe trial or painful ordeal. It’s usually said as the person walks away, perhaps as an afterthought. Clearly the person doesn’t relate, doesn’t understand the pain, or can’t deal with it. And then there’s the time someone gets all scripture-quoting with advice, … More Unbound!
At the helm of a small boat in a storm. Or maybe it was when I was a very young child, at night trying to sleep, and the monsters attacked. It’s all the same, really. I am fearful. I cry out in distress. It is my mother that pops her head in the door, light … More At the Helm of a Small Boat in a Storm
Bobby said he wants to write about his experiences with his crazy wife. He said no one would believe him if he wrote or even told anyone the things that have gone on in his life. Except me. I believe him. Bobby figures as a story, it could pass as weird fiction. He said he … More It’s a small world after all
There’s a scene from some movie that just popped itself into my mind. There’s an angry man spouting off about something, and another man says to him, “Ah, does someone need a hug?” Anger isn’t exactly an emotion; rather it attempts to cover an emotion. And a hug from “Mom” can go a long way … More Peace On Earth. . .
I’ve heard it said that some train until they get it right, while others train until they get it wrong. What’s that mean? Well. . . Quite a while ago, while bumming around India, I was blessed to contract a persistent stomach bacteria, which came and went in varying degrees of severity for a number … More Train ’til its right. . .
“Ever since man sinned, and heard God’s voice in the garden, unusual appearances of God have been terrible to man. They fell prostrate to the earth, till Jesus encouraged them; when looking round, they beheld only their Lord as they commonly saw him.” —Matthew Henry He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed … More The Terror of G-d’s Voice
The Apostle James wrote (James 2:14): What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can his faith save him? This statement has been a subject of controversy. For Martin Luther, it isn’t just the idea of faith and works that is rejected, “Luther made an attempt to … More Faith and Works
This morning I read Psalm 57. The introductory verse reads: For the Chief Musician; Al- tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; when he fled from Saul, in the cave. The word Michtam immediately grabbed me. Michtam is first used in Psalm 16, then again in Psalms 57-60. A common definition for the word Michtam is … More Michtam