I read this Bible passage this morning: And [Jesus and His disciples] came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry… Continue reading A Blind Beggar on the Side of the Road
The above title is quoted from the Nicene Creed, a statement of belief I learnt as a child in the Anglican church. Here's a true story: I repeated this creed in church long before I ever knew what it really meant. When we got to this line, I wouldn't say it. I thought it meant… Continue reading “One holy, catholic, and apostolic Church”
Lately I've been reading the gospel of Matthew during my personal prayer and quiet time. I try to read a chapter a day (I'm not always good about that) and, because I don't always pay as much attention as I should, I jot notes in my journal as I read. Questions I have, observations I… Continue reading Tetelestai!
Converge Magazine, a Vancouver-based Christian magazine, currently has a series about Christian art. I find this fascinating as it brings up numerous questions - about art, about faith, and about myself. I'm a writer. I'm a Christian. When I tell people I'm a writer they often ask what I write about. If I say that… Continue reading The Controversy of Christian Art
In my explorations yesterday I followed a little walking path that pops up randomly along Beach Avenue. The sign next to it says No Beach Access, which left me wondering where it could possibly go. (It seems around here, sooner or later, you always end up at the beach.) But the path went here: A… Continue reading A Life Anniversary
"We have the idea that we can dedicate our gifts to God. However, you cannot dedicate what is not yours. There is actually only one thing you can dedicate to God, and that is your right to yourself." Oswald Chambers, taken from My Utmost for His Highest, which is an awesome daily devotional book. And… Continue reading It Didn’t Belong to Me in the First Place
"Our goal cannot be to fix our husbands or even to save our marriages, but rather to glorify God by submitting to our husbands, trusting that His commands are those of a loving Father who not only wants our lives to work but to be ones of worship." The above quote, from Real Marriage by… Continue reading Book Review – Real Marriage by Mark & Grace Driscoll