Too Strong for Me

He reached down from heaven and took hold of me; He pulled me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me” (Psalm 18:16-17). I have been meditating on Psalm 18, especially the verses above.  There are a couple levels…

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…

O Holy Night

I am a rabid Christmas carol fan.  (Is it even right to say that?  LOL).  The day after Thanksgiving you’ll find an (almost) unbroken stream/flood of carols coming from my home and car stereos.  Thanks be to God the place I work plays carols all season long as well.  I love the deluge of worship…

The Bible Just Ain’t Hip

Last week, I read a blog entry by a woman whose husband has a bad hip.  She and her husband are believing God will heal his hip but trust the Lord if He chooses not to.  It was a blessing to hear from someone placing themselves in the hands of the Lord.  I would encourage…

Bloom without End

Photo by Carrie McKamey If you’ve followed The Voice of One at all, you know weakness is a theme that comes up regularly.  I’m thinking about it again tonight.  Weakness usually comes to mind when personal failures or shortcomings break out of me like a caged animal.  Or when it seems my soul is surrounded…

Inside Out

Photo from http://milkshakemelody.com/figurvore/index.php?topic=1183.0 The other night I read my son a Little Golden Book about Jesus’s birth.  Making theology meaningful to a three year old is no easy task.  Still, I wanted the incarnation of God to be more concrete.  My son likes babies so I started out talking about how Jesus was born a little…