Entitlement, gratitude, and marketing

Entitlement is the mortal enemy of gratitude. The more we feel we deserve something, the less likely we are to feel grateful when it comes. So, the great and tragic irony of modern marketing is this: the more advertisers tell us we deserve whatever product or service or lifestyle they are selling, the more they […]

Delight and Desire

What are your deepest desires? Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Be still before the Lord and wait […]

Scripture Notes: Numbers 7

“Be at peace, O my soul, with the blessings the Lord HAS given you, and do not fret about the ones He hasn’t yet…”

Kohathites and Contentment

Numbers 4 tells of the duties of the different clans of Levites regarding the service of the Tabernacle.To the Merarites, the duty given was “to carry loads”. No special assignments to the holy things.  No great honor of sacrifices.  Just carrying stuff. The Kohathites, on the other hand, were different.


She was only trying to help. I smiled at the girl behind the counter at the cafe as she filled up my sun-colored mug with fresh, black coffee.  Everything looked fine at first, the hot liquid steaming from the mug, delightful aroma filling the air, and she was quite generous with the portion. It looked […]