Category: God’s glory

  • “Now you will see what I will do”

    So Moses went back to the LORD and asked, ” Lord, why have you caused trouble for this people? Ever since I went in to Pharaoh to speak in your name he has caused trouble for this people, and you haven’t rescued your people at all.” But the LORD replied to Moses, “Now you will […]

  • Thoughts on Advent and Christmas

    I grew up in a conservative, fundamentalist church, one that didn’t believe in practicing anything not specifically sanctioned by scripture (something which I still consider a proper and safe practice). To my younger mind, it didn’t make any allowance for opinions not in direct violation of faith and practice as outlined in the Bible. Specifically, […]

  • One Flesh

    Rita and I will celebrate our 46th anniversary in about a week and a half. It means we have been married almost all of our adult life. I can’t even begin to conceive what being single was, or would be, like. When I tell people how long we’ve been married they respond as though it […]

  • Prince of Peace, Control My Will

    Come now, you who say, “Today of tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” You do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes […]

  • Made in His Image

    Not long ago I was reading through the first chapter of the book of Genesis. I’ve read this maybe dozens of times, and even noticed what I’m about to mention. But for some reason, it hit me harder than it has in a while. As you read the creation account of Genesis 1, over and […]

  • Awesome God

    Christians speak of an ‘awesome God’, even write praise songs about him. I wonder if we really understand what that means. The word awesome gets thrown around to describe many things in our modern culture, everything from a cup of coffee, to better than average experiences, to a relationship with that special girl or boy. […]

  • God Moves in a Mysterious Way

    The hymn God Moves in a Mysterious Way may not be as familiar as hymns such as Amazing Grace or When Peace Like a River, but its words carry a great deal of meaning, nonetheless. I first became acquainted with it while I was in college, and it became one of my favorite hymns. It […]

  • How Great Thou Art

    “O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!” Psalm 8:1 (NASB) The hymn How Great Thou Art has a long and rather convoluted history which I won’t attempt to cover here. But it is truly an international hymn, having been translated into […]