Wednesday, October 21 – Reflections

Wednesday, October 21 – Reflections

2 Samuel 7:18-22 We culminated our recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Jesus’ cross and resurrection. We wound the steep stairs to wait in line for the opportunity to touch the rock of Calvary. All that...
Wednesday, October 21 – Reflections

Tuesday, October 20 – Reflections

2 Samuel 7:13-17 When I was in college, I was always on the go. There were always events, meetings, and parties to attend. But when I graduated and went to seminary, for the first time in my life I was lonely. I had never learned to be still. The silence was...
Wednesday, October 21 – Reflections

Monday, October 19 – Reflections

2 Samuel 7:8-12 I have an old rocker in my study that creaks when I sit down in it. I start the morning by enjoying its gentle sway, and it takes me back to my grandmother’s house, where this rocker rested for sixty years. When I was a baby, Mimi rocked me there. If...
Wednesday, October 21 – Reflections

Sunday, October 18 – Reflections

2 Samuel 7:1-7 A friend was facing the difficult decision of transitioning his wife to a memory care facility. After many years of declining health, she needed a safe place with the constant care of medical professionals. The choice was so hard to make. After her...
Wednesday, October 21 – Reflections

Saturday, October 17 – Reflections

Luke 1:46-55 Mary says that God’s display of strength scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts (v. 51). These words have always convicted me because I am among the proud. My personality type is drawn to task lists, plans, detailed preferred outcomes, and...
Wednesday, October 21 – Reflections

Friday, October 16 – Reflections

1 Samuel 2:1-10 For not by might does one prevail (v. 9b). These words are powerful in our era of rush and hurry, which tends to equate busyness with importance and productivity with worth. Our culture prizes those who devote all their time to “might,” to pushing...