Posts from October 2021

Posts from October 2021

OCTOBER 27, 2021

Dear Friends, The Bible tells us that we should “be still.”  But just what does that look like? Taking a personal day, going on a hike, taking your Bible and spending a day in prayer?  Is that what it means to “be still?” Working to eliminate distractions, closing your eyes, meditating on a verse of scripture?  Is that “being still?” Finding some quiet place where you can be alone with your thoughts?  Is that it? None of those things are bad things in and of…

October 20, 2021

Dear Friends, How much disagreement and difference can you take in a relationship before you’re out? I thought about that question this week as I read a piece from journalist and columnist Matt Labash.  Matt, in his typical forthright style, recounts how the events of the past year brought an end to a long term friendship. “When one old high-school buddy, a Trumpster to his core, wouldn’t stop sending me a steady stream of the-election-was-rigged conspiracy nonsense… I finally snapped by telling him…

October 13, 2021

Dear Friends, King David posed the question in Psalm 2.  “Why do the nations rage? James, the half brother of Jesus brought the issue closer to home.  “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you?” We look at our contentious culture and wonder why we are so divided as a nation.  Why is there conflict in our world?  In Psalm 2, David says that the nations rage because the Kings of the earth set themselves against the Lord.  Why is the conflict in…

October 6, 2021

The word glory is one of those Bible words we use a lot without thinking much about.