Singing Like a Canary

Scripture is completely saturated with singing.  There a whole a lot of people who think the Bible is full of sin, wrath and judgement.  But that is not a fair assessment.  It’s misguided, and side tracks many. 13 And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the […]

Be Careful!

“Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.”  Psalm 34:5 Thirty-five years ago I became a believer in Jesus.  It was amazing! There were a number of things that connected with me.  One of those most influential of those was a small church of believers who radiated the presence […]

A Simple Mystery

The gospel is a profound mystery that has been made quite simple. A little child could grasp it. We have the deep sense that it is quite complicated, but it is really straightforward. For years, day after day after day, I have tried to jump high enough to attain some fragment of peace, but to […]

Assurance of Salvation for the Mentally Ill

”So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs.” Romans 8:14-17, […]