“For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.” Deut. 4:25, NKJV There is a distinct difference between sinful jealousy and godly jealousy. Sinful jealousy is comprised of the desire to possess something that doesn’t belong to you. It is the inclination of ownership to a thing (or person) that you don’t actually have– someone elseContinue reading “Jealous?”

Yearning for Sonship

The world is an intensely flawed place. Nothing is as it should be, yet. Our hope is in God”s will to recast it a new heavens and new earth. The Lord has started to redeem it, commencing with us. Things aren’t in order yet. But they will be very soon. We pray, “thy kingdom come,Continue reading “Yearning for Sonship”

Two O’ Clock in the Morning Poetry, #2

“Death Be Not Proud, Holy Sonnets, no. 10 ” by John Donne Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,Continue reading “Two O’ Clock in the Morning Poetry, #2”

The Wonder of It All

This day– this wonderfully good day, has been a flood of kindness for my soul. Sitting on my deck soaking up the Alaskan sun, I’m jolted by a considerable awe at the created world that swirls around me. I haven’t though these thoughts for a long time. But now they visit me, and I thinkContinue reading “The Wonder of It All”