He Came After Me

That strange sensation when you wake from a vivid nightmare, only for it to dissolve into vapor within seconds…and if it doesn’t evaporate, you wish it would. Such was my state a few mornings ago. Only the closing seconds of the dream were imaged in my mind, yet sheer terror filled me in the dream … More He Came After Me

Our Secret Sins

I know right from wrong. I’ve known the difference since I was a child. Still sometimes I do the wrong thing. I’m not proud of it and I don’t want the whole world to know about it. I am usually better off when my major flaws stay hidden. Society says that’s normal. My culture says … More Our Secret Sins

Reciting Verses

My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. Psalm 45:1 It’s actually been a while since I’ve thought of my tongue as the pen of a skillful writer (note Exhibits A and B, published in 2002) so I … More Reciting Verses

Neglected Gates

My prayer life changed dramatically a few years ago when I began to heed these words: “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise…” Psalm 100:4 (NIV) Rather than dumping into prayer with the distressing matter most pressing on my heart, I began to consciously start each prayer with thanksgiving and praise. This … More Neglected Gates

God-timacy

I love the Christian classic THE PURSUIT OF GOD by A.W. Tozer. Tozer has an old-fashioned flair for the multisyllabic and sesquipedalian (i.e. Big Words), and the spiritual concepts he discusses are deep and heady. So usually I can only read a paragraph or two before I have to stop and digest the truths.  Today … More God-timacy