Should We Not Mourn?

“It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.” 1 Corinthians 5:1-2 ESV Sexual … Continue reading Should We Not Mourn?

Lost Opportunities

The Lord brought this old poem back to mind this morning. I wrote this in 1984 when I was 34 years old. We lived in Raleigh, NC, at the time. Spring 1984 Lost opportunities to share His love, To touch a life, to show you care, Touch a hand, help mend a heart Broken down … Continue reading Lost Opportunities

Awestruck Grief

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). “And He was saying to them all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after … Continue reading Awestruck Grief

Our Loved Ones

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 5:30 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Be Strong and Take Courage.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Jeremiah 31:15-22a (NASB). Bitter Weeping (v. 15) Thus says the Lord, “A voice is heard in Ramah, Lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her … Continue reading Our Loved Ones

No Attractiveness

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4:17 p.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “He Lifted Our Burdens.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Isaiah 53 (Select vv. ESV). He Was Despised (vv. 1-3) Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the … Continue reading No Attractiveness

Arise and Shine

Sunday, April 2, 2017, 5:55 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Be Strong and Take Courage.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Isaiah 60 (Select vv. NASB). Your Light has Come (vv. 1-3) “Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen … Continue reading Arise and Shine