More than Eden

Before the fall, Adam and Eve lived in the garden of Eden. They weren’t subject to sin or death.  But they hadn’t eaten from the tree of life either.  Had they eaten from that tree, the Lord wouldn’t have stopped them after the fall: “Since man has become like one of Us, knowing good from…

The Fullness of Every Message

When it comes to the Bible, I am passionate about one thing above all others—seeing Christ in every scripture (Luke 24:44-46). While I acknowledge other messages in scripture, Christ is the fullness of every other message. We must see that Christ is the end of old covenant laws.  He is the substance of the commandments…

God Is Peace

Gentle soundless seeksinkless dea(p)th touching pain at every inside outside soothed surrounded floating cell self sealed beneath untrapped enwombed free child of soft vast rolling placentasm heavenly emptied pure safe purged far far away from obscene screaming concrete necessities. Gratefully I am totally blissfully eternally lost at the bottom of the ocean.

What the Cross Means to Me–Katie McKamey

My daughter attends a Christian School.  Above is a picture of something she wrote for school around Easter.  In her own words, she talks about the meaning of the cross.  It is simple, without pretenses, and beautiful.  Truly, God has prepared praise from the mouths of children and infants (Matt. 21:16).  Read what she wrote…

Call Me Bitter

What follows is something the Lord started dealing with me about just the other night.  It’s rather unrefined but I wanted to share it anyway. *** The book of Ruth opens with a story about a woman named Naomi.  Naomi moves to Moab with her husband because there is a famine in Israel.  Naomi and…

A (Not So) Happy Mother’s Day

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, a day when many of us celebrate our mothers and wives.  As tomorrow approaches, I am reminded of a number of people I know who have lost children–due to miscarriage, still birth, accidents or unexplained reasons.  Perhaps this is true of others who follow The Voice of One.  I cannot fathom such…

Given Like a Star, Given Like a Tree

The Starry Night (Vincent Van Gogh) The following is something I wrote in my journal four or five years ago. *** I don’t know how to put this into words, so I won’t even try to do it well… I was sitting outside tonight, enjoying my yard, enjoying the night.  Suddenly, the world was opened…

Little Dr. Christiansteins

“You bring stolen, lame, or sick animals. You bring this as an offering! Am I to accept that from your hands?” asks the Lord. (Malachi 1:13). This verse addresses the Levites.  The Levites were the priests of Israel, the keepers and teachers of God’s law.  They knew that sacrificing a defective animal violated the law (Lev. 1:3, 10)….

Thought for the Day….

The willingness to part with one’s life is the greatest power in the universe.  This is God, for God is love, and we know what love is because He laid down His life for us (1 John 3:16, 4:16).