Throughout our lives, you and I will accumulate a string of disappointing losses, and quite often those losses will go ungrieved. Like ships collecting barnacles in the ocean, our hearts collect injuries, and we aren’t always adept at sufficiently grieving them. No one is immune to wounding, and even the most brilliantly lived lives will … Continue reading A String of Ungrieved Losses
One of the biggest pet peeves of sauna lovers is when a casual sauna visitor wanders in, leaving the door wide open, allowing the precious heat to escape. Baking in a sauna was one of my dad’s favorite pastimes, and I remember him growling at people who didn’t seem to realize that his carefully cultivated … Continue reading Keep the Sauna Door Closed
“But his real genius was in making genius transferable. Jesus awakens the genius in everyone and anyone who would trust in His guidance and walk in his steps.” – The Genius of Jesus, Chapter 1 It’s summer of 1953 and Mrs. Johnson is preparing lunch for her children. It’s a simple lunch of cold sandwiches, … Continue reading The Genius and the Mundane
“Come Creator, sculpt your image once again. Come Son of heaven, sit with us in Emmaus. Come Spirit, and breathe Pentecost into our small, religious habits so we can worship you again.”  Calvin Miller, Celtic Devotions: A Guide to Morning and Evening Prayer (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press Books, 2008).
In the late 1800s, Frederick Douglass, a courageous, compelling figure in American history, said these marvelous words: "I do not despair for this country. The fiat of the Almighty--let there be light--has not yet been spent." Think about that. God's fiat, His formal decree or command, "let there be light" has not yet been spent. … Continue reading “The fiat of the Almighty…”