Shelves, Selves, and a 2020 Vision

I have a wall-to-wall bookshelf in my study, or more accurately, pieces of one. For six months I’ve waited, stalled, and “meant to get to” finishing that shelf, and last week I finally started the finishing process…and stopped again. Maybe I keep stopping because life is just so busy sometimes, but maybe it’s because of […]

Waking up to Jesus (Luke 9:32)

Peter and those with him were in a deep sleep, and when they became fully aware, they saw His glory and the two men who were standing with Him.  (Luke 9:32) Jesus’ glory was on full display, but His disciples almost missed it.  They were “weighed down with sleep,” and almost missed a chance to […]

Jesus is your vision

God’s Hope for Your Heart from John 9 JESUS IS YOUR VISION The man answered, “Whether He is a sinner I do not know.  One thing I do know, that though I was born blind, now I see.”  (John 9:25) It’s one thing to be educated about Jesus.  It’s another to have an experience of Him […]

The “Achievable” Exchange

To the young and the young-at-heart: It is a sad and subtle thing to exchange big dreams for achievable goals, and to do so often results in a life that finds its hope and answers in list-based follow-through, rather than life-giving faith. Beware the shrinking of your horizons and do not too quickly surrender the […]

It Will Surely Come

“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end – it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” -Habakkuk 2:3 What comfort in times of waiting! When all around us seems stagnant and dead, when the dream seems to have […]