Words to Live By

Words to Live By

In the past week or so, I have still had this lasting appetite to daily pour into Ezekiel. Not in a visceral sense, but as a sheep that nurses to get its energy. Something happens to lighten the heart and spirit just by bringing those words into view. By holding the pages close and by […]

Harmonic Oblivion

Harmonic Oblivion

I’ve been stewing about this one for a while. Many know that every signal has a cascading number of harmonics that decay in strength over time. Meaning, there is a 1st order signal (fundamental), 2nd order harmonic at lower amplitude, 3rd order, 4th order, 5th and so on. If you were to combine all of […]

Island of Patmos Greece

Hyperbolic Dissonance

A satellite view of Patmos Island in Greece. Where the Apostle John was exiled and where he experienced visions of catastrophic events to come. About what would befall nations. He wrote about his experiences as read from within the book of Revelation. Prophecies written about and verbally illustrated to corroborate with other books of canonized […]

Better to Give

Better to Give

Here’s a profile of our newly sponsored child. Destine Hanamaria Birthday: July 09, 2015 Gender: Female Location: Indonesia (Asia) Child ID: XXXXXXXXXXXX • Age: 2 • Birthday: July 9, 2015 • Gender: Female • Location: Indonesia • Center: Evangelical Church in Minahasa “Trifena” Karegesan • Child ID: XXXXXXXXXXXX • Waiting: 215 days for a sponsor. […]

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Abiding Truth

Continuing along in my reading of John Piper’s book, “What Jesus Demands from the World”, I just finished the section entitled “Abide in Me.” Numbered as demand #7 with references Jn 15:4, Jn 15:9 and Jn 8:31-32. So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are […]

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Powers That Be

“Therefore write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things. As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the […]

Even footing among uneven ground

Steady Footing

Looking carefully at the terrain before you, there are sections that provide even relief. Far less dangerous yet farther out and more strenuous to get there. Remote and exposed the farther out you go. Given in return is the time earned with the beauty experienced. More so it is often about what the experiences do […]

John 3:36

Way of Escape

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. ” -Eph 2:8-9 Obedience must accompany faith. As evidence of authentic faith made real by grace as given by God. Sola Gratia […]

Yosemite Falls at a Trickle

Book of Nature

“It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.” —John Muir What I consider fascinating is this idea of the “Book of Nature” just as there is a book of scripture. First introduced to me by Dr. Hugh Ross as a scientific companion for observation […]

Risen Above

Risen Above

Can such things be? In Ezekiel’s vision, he saw before him a valley of dry bones. A multitude of God’s people dead, scattered and dried out to bones. Then suddenly the bones began to come together among them with flesh, tendons and muscle. Yet still dead, but just corpses, as a multitude of the dead […]

Affliction

Test & Affliction

A man of God, who questions his creator. Job asked God why he paid enough attention to him to harm him. When it just wasn’t so. God allowed Lucifer to bring harm to Job (Job 1:8–12). “Remember that my life is but breath; My eye will not again see good. “The eye of him who […]

Poetry & Prose

Poetry & Prose

“For these things I weep; My eyes run down with water; Because far from me is a comforter, One who restores my soul. My children are desolate Because the enemy has prevailed.” – Lam 1:16 This week I spent a few days reading through Lamentations. More of a personal study time in prayerful meditation over […]

Emerald River

Emerald River

This week under my breath I’ve had the passing desire to just say to the Lord that I love Him. Several times throughout these days just a simple “I love you Lord.” Here and there spontaneous utterances from my soul because He is the love that is in me. In all sincerity and with nothing watched […]

Diet of Worms

Diet of Worms

Exurge Domine to Christian Nobility, on the Babylonian Captivity and on the Freedom of the Christian. Where we have justification by faith affirmed. On December 10th, 1520 Luther burns the Exurge Domine in a bon fire. The questions of Exurge Domine were burned. On January 3rd, 1521, Decet Romanum Pontificem is delivered to Luther. For […]