Certain Destruction and a Promise of Peace

"You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You."

Isaiah may be one of the most cherry-picked books of the Old Testament, maybe even in the whole Bible! It's almost irresistible! We snatch favorite verses out of context, appropriating promises without a thought in our heads about the original audience or the author's intent. On our journey through Isaiah together, I am resisting the… Continue reading Certain Destruction and a Promise of Peace

Staying on Course: Happy New Year from Ninevah

The power of God to accomplish all that he purposes lands as a good news to those who believingly "take refuge" in him.

When the clock ticks down to midnight and the calendar hangs fresh and unsullied, we resolve to do great things. We'll drop ten pounds, eat our veggies, and work out. We'll crack open a new journal and read through the Old Testament by June. With iron in our soul, we'll begin a new year, a… Continue reading Staying on Course: Happy New Year from Ninevah

Diligent Use of the Word of God

We had just moved into the area, bought a house,¬†welcomed our first baby, and settled into a new church.¬† The house was definitely a fixer-upper, but we were determined to start practicing hospitality, so we had a steady stream of company, including a dear lady who sat next to me in the alto section of… Continue reading Diligent Use of the Word of God