Another Scary Verse from Hebrews

I was reading through old posts yesterday and decided to repost this. *** “For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries” (Heb. 10:26-27). This is one of…

Naked and Exposed

“No creature is hidden from Him, but all things are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account” (Heb. 4:13). Verses like this have a way of striking fear into our hearts.  We feel strapped to the interrogation chair, the light of truth shining in our faces.  There…

Seeing God through the Ashes

Months ago, my wife’s friend plugged a book on social media, The Book of Job: Seeing God through the Ashes, by Melissa Lees.  I felt curious for some reason (God?). Perhaps the topic piqued my interest.  (People aren’t exactly rushing to exposit Job).  Whatever it was, I downloaded a copy to my Kindle. I rarely read modern Christian…

Heart View

I have mentioned that I’m in a season of rest. The Lord has limited projects and study. Sometimes this has left me feeling bewildered and directionless. Now and then I ask the Lord if there’s something else He wants me to start doing since most of what I used to do has stopped. I haven’t…

Mirror

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). As I understand it, John 1:1 could read, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was face to face with God, and what God was the Word was.” I love the thought of God…

Headwaters

Better to sit at the waters’ birth, Than a sea of waves to win; To live in the love that floweth forth, Than the love that cometh in. Be thy heart a well of love, my child, Flowing, and free, and sure; For a cistern of love, though undefiled, Keeps not the spirit pure from Phantastes…

I’m Gettin’ Nuttin’ for Christmas

  Last December, I had to discipline my four year old son. (I can’t even remember why). I could not have guessed what happened next. He teared up and asked if he would still get Christmas presents. I was shocked. My wife and I *never* leveraged Christmas gifts to get our kids to behave. Why…

A Daunting Love

Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another (1 John 4:10-11). As I read these verses today, I found myself overwhelmed by my…

Hymne to God the Father

Sketch by Patrick Murphy Before time           your counsels chose           that you would lose eternal ties           with your one           and only Son. – Not sparing Him           you let the whips    …

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…