Tag Archive: spirituality

Poem: “The Passionate Shepherd Reborn To His Love”

Written in response to Christopher Marlowe’s poem “The Passionate Shepherd To His Love.” Come live with me and be my love And taste this world consisting of Such sweets to dull our fervent… Continue reading

Sonnet: “We Humbly Thank Thee LORD For Breath Sustained”

We humbly thank Thee LORD for breath sustained Though looming clouds be gray and thunder bring While prostrate to the earth Thy Scion reigned Atop our throats and hearts His praise we sing… Continue reading

Thoughts On Having A Consistent Sabbath Rest…

I have been working on a mini-Sabbath with God early in a particular morning–not to cause Him to love me more but to help me to love HIM more! Sometimes it is as… Continue reading

Why Does God Allow Evil?…

Email From Middle School Parent:   Have any suggestions on talking with kids about why bad things happen to good people?  My [children] are really struggling with believing in a God that would… Continue reading

Wrestling With Yourself: Spiritual Self-Leadership From Psalm 27

What do we do w/those voices outside of us, messages we hear, messages we read?   What about the voices inside our heads?   Sometimes we are our harshest critic, sometimes we are… Continue reading

God’s Gear For Getting Through Grief (Psalm 13)…

Many of us are happy to see 2011 go.  It was debilitating in many ways and at the very least, very difficult.  For many of us, when we look forward as much as… Continue reading

Biblical Responsibilities of A Husband…

Ephesians 5 1. Be An Imitator of God In Your Friendship With Your Wife: that is, live a life of love/sacrifice to God and for your wife, from the marriage bed to helping… Continue reading

Sweet Quotes That Help Me Grow Closer To Jesus…

I will sing of Your mercy, that leads me through valleys of sorrow, to rivers of Joy…(“The Valley Song” by Jars of Clay) He comes down from the heights of absolute being into… Continue reading

Intriguing Thoughts From My Recent Time With God…

1. Jesus didn’t seem to systematically draw gridlines/utilize strategies around Judea, Samaria, and Galilee to physically heal, spiritually transform, and verbally teach as many people as possible during His three year public earthly… Continue reading

Words of Encouragement at the Funeral of A Teen Suicide…

Ephesians 3:16-19 I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. … Continue reading