Monthly Archives: September 2012

Psalm 146

Psalm 146 Psalm 146 tells of the Lord’s providential care for creation. In this Psalm, we praise God for what he has done and is doing now. God is faithful as creator and sustainer. It is better to place our trust in God “who keeps… Continue reading




Intercessory prayer

Intercessory prayer is also a daily service Christians owe to God and one another. Those who deny their neighbors prayers of intercession deny them a service Christians are called to perform. Furthermore, it is clear that intercessory prayer is not something general and vague, but… Continue reading




Isaiah 35:4-7a

Isaiah 35:4-7a As hospital chaplain I met a woman whose life and dreams had been dashed to bits. When she lost her daughter to cancer, it was as if her heart was cracked wide open. She wandered around in a desert of pain. Shortly after… Continue reading




I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light Jewish scholar Abraham Heschel, quoting Micah, says this: “Darkness is not dismal; when we sit in darkness, God is our light” (Prophets, p. 129). This is the confession of our faith: that God has so… Continue reading




Take, Oh, Take Me as I Am

Take, Oh, Take Me as I Am Growing up, I was a picky eater. Most of my meals consisted of Spaghetti-O’s, toast and chocolate milk. I usually spilled my milk. At church I meet various versions of myself, but I am teaching them to say,… Continue reading