Safe Harbor

“But we must always thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God has chosen you into salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief in the truth. Into this He also called you by our gospel—into obtaining the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.  So then, brothers, stand firm and…

The Son the Father Loves

My son and me Genesis 27 finds Isaac old and blind. Unsure when he’ll die, he asks Esau to hunt and cook wild game so he can eat and give Esau his blessing. Rebekah overhears this, has Jacob kill a couple goats, and cooks them for Isaac. She covers Jacob with the goat skins and…

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…

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…

Incense

Crushed and broken Pulverized Laid on the altar Set on fire There’s nothing left but smoke to rise Everything consumed but fragrance and light Not I Christ

Participating in the Divine Nature (Part 1)

Image from http://www.cafepress.com/artoffoxvox “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.   Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused…