“Today is the Day” – Paul Baloche [Music Monday]

This kicked off our anniversary with a bang! Last weekend my wife and I were blessed to be able to go out of town for our first anniversary.  I love starting off trips with a good song, and when I saw this one in my iTunes library, I knew THIS WAS THE ONE! May this exclamation […]

Sweeter than Honey

“What does he know that I don’t?” David, the writer of Psalm 119, says, “How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.” (Psalm 119:103) Granted, there are some nice things in the Bible, but really, “sweeter than honey?” Here’s what David understands that we often miss when we read the Scriptures.  ALL […]

Tears of Eternity

Why do we cry when we face the reality of eternity? Whether the passing of a loved one or an entry into new life in Christ, the heart responds with such surges of emotion that they simply cannot be contained. My grandfather has passed into eternity, and I am not sad, but happy.  I will […]

Psalm 41:1

“Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him.” -Psalm 41:1 All throughout Scripture we see things like this; promises made that those who do X will receive Y. What do do, then, with the fact that there are many who DO “X” but DON’T receive “Y”? […]

Trembling

“Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling.” – Psalm 2:11 “Rejoice with trembling”? Doesn’t that seem like sort of an oxymoron?  I mean think about it, how can you rejoice (def. “To feel joyful; be delighted”) with trembling (def. “To feel fear or anxiety”)?  Actually, it’s pretty simple. Ever ridden a roller coaster?  […]

Expectation

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.” -Psalm 130:5-6 (ESV) I walked in to the sanctuary of the large Korean Assemblies of God church and I could feel it in […]

Psalm 57: Harnessed to Glory

PSALM 57 1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. 2 I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. 3 He […]

Prayer for 08/24/10

Lord, I know the storm will come again. THANK YOU for this time of quiet calm. THANK YOU for the peace and joy in the stillness. Let me not forget to turn aside from my need for you at ALL times, and may I press in to you even more in the days of sunshine. […]

Worship in Waiting

“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I hope.” – Psalm 130:5 In 2001, my grandfather lost his words. He had been visiting family out of town when he had a stroke, and fortunately they were able to get him proper medical care that saved his life and prevented much […]