Can You Iron a Bible?

If you are going to spill coffee on your Bible, Leviticus is a good place for it to land.  Leviticus is an important book in the Bible, but it is not where I spend most of my Bible study time. So, this morning I got up early to finish off Leviticus with my morning cup…

Three Thoughts from Hebrews 11

If we want to leave a legacy, we should live our faith. (Hebrews 11:4) Faith doesn’t always reveal the destination, but it always starts a journey. (Hebrews 11:8) When the patriarchs of the faith left their country, it was no longer on their mind.  Instead, they looked ahead to a new life, a new home,…

Walking Through Lamentations – Day 2

a devotional response to Lamentations 3  Lamentations 3 This chapter appears like a spring in the desert, bubbling forth hope in the middle of judgment and sorrow. Lamentations 3: 22 It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 24 The…

Caught in the Doldrums

In the years before engines powered great sailing vessels, a ship crossing the Equator could drift for days waiting to catch a fresh breeze that would move it forward.  The ship and all those on it were caught in the Doldrums, a hot, miserable place that sapped energy and derailed hope.  The experience was so…

Letting Go

Sorrow and death have permeated our lives for the last several weeks.   The death of a loved co-worker, the sudden illness and passing of a family member, the homegoing of a friend’s father, a violent crime that ended the life of a friend’s child…all life changing, all devastating, all carrying us to the precipice of…