He Is Risen in Us

The following appeared in our local paper last weekend. I adapted it from something I posted last fall *** What does it mean to witness Christ’s resurrection? We might wish we were present when Jesus rose from the dead. But would this make us witnesses of Christ’s resurrection? Matthew 28 helps us consider these things….

Easter Wings—George Herbert

George Herbert (1593 – 1633) was a Welsh poet and Anglican priest. He is one of the “metaphysical poets,” whose ranks include John Donne. The metaphysical poets are so named because their poems often took up spiritual themes and meditations. Several of Herberts poems are favorites of mine. Below is his poem, “Easter Wings.” The…

The Failed Christian Life

I have failed at being a Christian.  I have failed morally.  I have failed to be unselfish.  I don’t know if God is always first in my affections.  I’ve never prayed with anyone to receive Christ. My prayer and Bible study habits probably aren’t up to snuff.  In these, and many other ways, I have…

Resurrection: Transformation and Increase

Illustration by Patrick Murphy This past weekend, a piece of mine was published in our local paper.  Below is an excerpt with a link to the full article.  The article was adapted from a section of my booklet, Christ in the Feasts. *** Easter Sunday is just past. Christians celebrated Christ’s resurrection from the dead. (We…

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…

Celebrating One Solitary Life–Dennis Patrick

Painting by Salvador Dali The following is a piece by my father-in-law, Dennis Patrick.  Dennis writes a weekly column called “The Passing Scene,” which appears in the Mountrail County Promoter.  “Celebrating One Solitary Life” appeared in the March 27 edition of The Promoter. ***  Eastertide is as good a time as any to reflect on the many positive…

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…