What I’m Longing For

From my journal this morning, praying for the kind of transformation I want God to bring in my life: I long for the day when every spare moment I have is seen as an opportunity to read more of God's Word. I long for the day when my greatest … [Continue reading]

Why Celebrate Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday is the first day of the season of the church year called Lent. By the fourth century the Western church determined that the Lenten period of fasting and renewal should correspond to Christ's forty-day fast (Matt. 4:2), and, by counting … [Continue reading]

What Are Pastors Good For?

Eugene Peterson, on the work of the pastor: “I want to study God’s word long and carefully so that when I stand before you and preach and teach I will be accurate.  I want to pray, slowly and lovingly, so that my relation with God will be inward and … [Continue reading]

How My Week Has Gone

Well, it's been a crazy week. I'd been hoping to return to regular blogging, but this week got in the way of most all my plans. Over the weekend, I developed a pretty severe pain in my left knee. It wasn't due to an injury of any kind - it just … [Continue reading]