Seeing God in the Looking Glass

But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.  For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.  You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.  But if you look carefully … Continue reading Seeing God in the Looking Glass

Are You a Practical Atheist?

As I listened to the sermon today, I heard the term "practical atheist" used within the context of Exodus 14, where Moses and the Israelites find themselves seemingly trapped between Pharaoh's approaching war chariots and the sea.  Frightened, they called out to the Lord, but then said this to Moses: “Is it because there are no … Continue reading Are You a Practical Atheist?

Awareness In The Sound of Silence

Often, I have wondered where God was, when in fact, I simply had overlooked his presence in my life - my awareness of him being hidden by my own inattentiveness. “…many speak of God’s absence or non-responsiveness. Such experiences need to be carefully considered. While never minimizing such experiences of another, they must be placed … Continue reading Awareness In The Sound of Silence

When Faith Gives Way to Fear

Faith, as described in Hebrews 11:1, is “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”.  A verse penned by 19th Century hymn writer Horatio Spafford, expresses it this way: "And Lord haste the day, when my faith shall be sight." Faith in God is the acceptance of the "assurance" found in Hebrews 11:1 and … Continue reading When Faith Gives Way to Fear

Beatitude of Solitude

"Be still, and know that I am God..."  Psalm 46:10 Amidst the swirling chaos that besets our country today, and by application, you and I  as individuals. we come face to face with consequences both temporal and eternal. Former president Barack Obama has characterized it as "a blip on the long arc of history", but for those … Continue reading Beatitude of Solitude