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Category Archives: Perfect Peace – Hope for the Weary Soul
“Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” (John 6:28-29, NIV) I’ve been meditating recently on how hard it is to do nothing. The setting of this passage is simple: Jesus had just miraculously fed thousands of people, and now they want to crown him king. The disciples may have been thrilled at this, … READ MORE
How long is a minute? How many minutes are in one hour? How many hours in a single day? The answer to these questions is not a matter of opinion, right? There is only one correct answer to each question. 60 seconds, 60 minutes, 24 hours. So, the concept of Time is rooted in fact. It’s unambiguous like math. 2 + 2 will ALWAYS = 4. Right? So how come when we’re waiting for something … READ MORE
Considering this is the day before Thanksgiving, seemed fitting to put something on the table (or should I say, on the counter) about thankfulness. In the past week or so in my morning quiet times, I’ve been noticing how often Paul talks about thankfulness or giving thanks. He says it a lot. I mean, a whole lot. It dawned on me, it’s a way bigger theme in his life than in mine. I thank God … READ MORE
I feel weak sometimes. No, I feel weak a lot. I wasn’t always like this. For many years, I felt strong and confident. As it turns out, it was an illusion. I was like the Emperor in that Hans Christian Anderson story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” He isn’t wearing anything but, blinded by pride, he doesn’t see it. Now I do see it, and it’s made me aware of my weakness on a regular basis. … READ MORE
Remember this golden oldie? When I occasionally hear it, it sticks in my head for days. It comes from Johnny Mercer, recorded way back in 1944, during WW2. In a way, it’s actually biblical advice. CS Lewis talked about this, about the tendency we have to spend all our energy suppressing unhealthy or sinful desires: “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling … READ MORE