Journal

Series: SOUNDINGS

SOUNDINGS: “The Sweetness of Weakness”

SOUNDINGS: “The Sweetness of Weakness”

“Emptying precedes filling.”  Eugene Peterson   My favorite living novelist is the Canadian Roman Catholic, Michael D. O’Brien.  I’ve read most of his thirteen novels, and his Father Elijah remains one of the most formative works of fiction in my life.  For all...
SOUNDINGS: Your “Crux Move”

SOUNDINGS: Your “Crux Move”

A few summers ago while vacationing in the High Country of North Carolina, my family found ourselves at a gym devoted to rock climbing, with high-pitched walls and many multi-colored hand and foot holds molded and screwed to the walls in a variety of patterns. ...
SOUNDINGS: “Shine in the Darkness”

SOUNDINGS: “Shine in the Darkness”

“…so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world”  Philippians 2.15   Paul speaks of “a crooked and twisted generation.”   I wonder,...
Your Deeper Christianity: Abandonment to God

Your Deeper Christianity: Abandonment to God

“The great aim of the Holy Spirit is to get us abandoned to God.” -Oswald Chambers   “The essence of spirituality is contained in this phrase: complete and utter abandonment to the will of God.” -Jean Pierre de Caussade These are bold statements from trusted...
SOUNDINGS: “Composing Your Death Song”

SOUNDINGS: “Composing Your Death Song”

The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty…they are soon gone, and we fly away.   Psalm 90.10 “O death, where is your victory?  O death, where is your sting?”  1 Cor. 15.55 On December 28, 1872 in Arizona’s Salt River Canyon, US Major...
SOUNDINGS: “Why Beauty Matters Right Now”

SOUNDINGS: “Why Beauty Matters Right Now”

“These times are riven with anxiety and uncertainty, given the current global crisis…  At first, it sounds completely naive to suggest that now might be time to invoke and awaken beauty.  Yet this is exactly [my] claim…” John O’Donohue, 2004“Every good gift and every...
SOUNDINGS: “God in the Perfect Storm”

SOUNDINGS: “God in the Perfect Storm”

DOWNLOAD THIS REFLECTION >> And when Jesus got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we...

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