Seat of Osmosis

Seat of Osmosis

There are times at random when in passing I will just pick up my bible off the desk, hold it to my chest and breathe it in with my eyes closed. There is a unique and centering sense about it. That the totality in meaning of its words bring certainty about truth, life, assurance and […]

Calm and Flowing Rivers

Abundant River

Just as rivers can flow and give their strength, they can remain still in silence and peace. A source of nourishment and contemplation, we are put to ease and rest. From the beauty, balance and order, we are made made whole for a time. Time enough to regain a perfect peace. By providence and Spirit […]

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Oracles of God

An exceptional delivery on the value and purpose of God’s law. Even its place within the new covenant as a theonomy for the Lord’s people. Loved, loved, loved this presentation about the “the lively oracles of God.” Part 1 and time well spent. Part 2 due next week.

Plague Doctor

Plague Doctor

On a 3 x 5 index card, I have been writing notes and symbols about the process of spiritual life and death. Also many other 3 x 5 cards with various thoughts and conclusions that come and go. Not to miss anything, but to write while immersed in spirit and reading. As abbreviated mapping, this […]

Gentle & Temperate Wilderness

Temperance & Perspective

Treading among the high places can bring about the presence of beauty and mystery. Even as memorable snapshots to capture what the place would say. Ever watchful, ever present, the spirit within available to the truth of creation and its existence. To spiritually feed on the place to observe, learn and testify about the wonder […]

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 […]

Vessels of Honor

Vessels of Honor

In front of the entire congregation at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, this man was responsible for holding up before the Lord both Ryan and Miranda. In dedication as infants, we were grateful and hopeful that the Lord’s Spirit would make His way through them and that they would honor Him all their days. We sought […]

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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 […]