Two Legs on God’s Earth

If I could find the stamina, I’d like to pick up Metaxas’s big biography and sit down with Dietrich Bonhoeffer for the rest of the summer, reading his words, his wisdom, his sermons, his German heritage, his spy work against Hitler, his imprisonment, his love story, his death. History is one of the things I … Continue reading Two Legs on God’s Earth

Lightdrops

Service ended last Sunday and the balcony filled, hummed, then emptied as people found their classrooms. We’ve moved our ladies’ Sunday school class to the gym to leave gaps between tables— social distance. It makes things awkward, because our voices ring off the walls and ceiling and basketball backboards. But it’s good, because Mrs. Barb … Continue reading Lightdrops

Why God Does What He Does

November 10 “Why, God?” I know I’m not the only Christian who has clenched my fists and asked that question. I’m guessing the Israelites asked it too. And do you know what? God’s answer is as clear as today’s autumn sky. I’m reading across the psalms and prophets right now and noticing this repeated truth: … Continue reading Why God Does What He Does

Every Moment Can Glorify God

Every moment is holy. The sick days and lunch breaks and window washings of our lives aren’t scum on the pond of our sanctification. They’re the droplets that fill it. They’re the small, shimmering acts poured into the basin of day-to-day, Christlike sacrifice. They’re acts that matter to God because they can reflect his glory. … Continue reading Every Moment Can Glorify God

God My Rock

June 23 The Psalmist paints with powerful metaphors. He calls God a Rock. But until two weeks ago, that comparison did little to move me. Then we crossed the border and watched Colorado peaks rise from the plains. The mountains traveled with us, ridged with veins of snow. They encompassed us and astounded us and … Continue reading God My Rock

We Were Created to Create

I know some ultra-creative people. My friend Ashley can paint stunning landscapes. Gia can craft imaginative stories. Natalie can sketch heart-warming portraits. And that’s only a glimpse. The world is oozing with creativity. Painters, poets, potters and pianists have embellished life since its beginning. They’ve blended colors and forged rhymes and morphed melodies into beauty. … Continue reading We Were Created to Create

From Dreadful to Dazzling: How Christ Changes Our View of a Holy God

Huddled around a table in Mr. and Mrs. Beaver’s stick-weaved home, the four Pevensie children first learned of a fearsomely wonderful beast named Aslan, King of Narnia. “I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion,” Susan Pevensie admitted. “That you will, dearie, and no mistake,” said Mrs. Beaver; “if there’s anyone who can appear … Continue reading From Dreadful to Dazzling: How Christ Changes Our View of a Holy God