Lord of the Dead and of the Living

Originally posted on The Voice of One:
Picture by Patrick Murphy Death and resurrection cannot be separated.  This is so obvious it seems like a platitude.  Often our words and thoughts divide these into separate categories.  For the sake of clarity it’s sometimes helpful to consider them separately.  But it’s disastrous in real life.  Perhaps…

I Own You!

Being owned has negative connotations: Think slavery. Or how often do TV characters intimidate someone by shouting, “I OWN YOU!” People playing sports may shout this as well when they want to rile their opponents. In our minds, being owned is humiliating; it completely devalues a person. All of this flitted through my mind recently as…

One Is All

I am one with God in Christ, and this is all that is required of me.

Sea Change

The Lord has been speaking to me about resting.  Just before Thanksgiving, I noticed my motivation for writing, working on music, and for other pursuits evaporated.  Since my energies were diverted to holiday plans and family I didn’t think much of it.  But as it became February, March, and then April, I began to wonder…

Daybreak–GK Chesterton

On the third day the friends of Christ coming at daybreak to the place found the grave empty and the stone rolled away. In varying ways they realised the new wonder; but even they hardly realised that the world had died in the night. What they were looking at was the first day of a…

Transplant

At church on Sunday, we discussed Colossians chapter three. The Lord confronted me through the first few verses: “So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth. For…

What the Cross Means to Me–Katie McKamey

Above are my daughter’s beautiful thoughts about the cross.  She wrote it as part of an assignment for the Christian school she attends around Easter last year.  I posted it previously but I think of her words often.  They never fail to touch my heart.  May the reality of God’s love and Jesus’s sacrifice touch…