• No Replacing True Friends#

    16 August, 2018

    Hard times will always reveal true friends. ~ anon In 1977, a group of teenagers gathered to form a band. Their names were Rick, Pete, Tony and Joe. The name of the band was Atomic Mass. Before you reach for your index of obscure rock bands, in 1978 they changed the name of the band to Def…...[read more]

  • Where the Heart Never Sleeps

    15 August, 2018

    A wily old lady calmly sat, yet settledness had not been part of her life. Hustle and creditors had beset her. She had lost far more than she ever gained. Unaccustomed to good will, she pursued the peace of a safe solitude. She was unwelcome amidst the masses as much as she was unseen in her cave.…...[read more]

  • In Our Weakness

    14 August, 2018

    The apostle Paul knew what it was to be weak - to be persistently weak, to be humbly weak and thus dependently weak. Paul wrote of weakness and claimed it as his only honor. Paul boasted only of his weakness. (See 2 Corinthians 11-13) He confessed: If I must boast, I will boast only of the things…...[read more]

  • 10 Opinions - 1 is Best#

    13 August, 2018

    The heart cries for intimate belonging (Brennan Manning). From this cry within we each may examine others responses to us in the search for acceptance. The desire for belonging is as old as God is Himself. A wit once noted: What other people think of me is none of my business. (Anon.) Yet, still…...[read more]

  • Of DESPERATION & THIRSTS

    12 August, 2018

    Jesus hung out with His Father. So too - Moses, David, Elijah, Jeremiah, and many more, both seen and unseen, who thirsted in their faith. The apostle Paul spent fourteen unexplained and absent years, arguably too in a wilderness (Arabia), hanging out and being prepared by God. These men knew the…...[read more]

  • Rewriting My Prayer

    9 August, 2018

    Some glory in achievements, while others glory in obscurity. No form of selfishness is so deeply and dangerously sinful as that which glories in being a man of prayer. To seek God first for the desires of the flesh ahead of heaven's manna is to risk God sending leanness to our souls in…...[read more]