Joy of every longing heart

Have you noticed how our hearts long for things? We long for–or crave–certain kinds of food, certain possessions, and so on…but above all, we long for things intangible. We long for peace. Hope. Satisfaction. Joy. Love. Come, Thou long expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free; From our fears and …

I cannot do anything

Note: This is the first post I ever wrote for this blog, way back around September. But for some reason, every time I stumbled on it in the drafts folder, I felt like it wasn’t the right time to share it. Today, however, I was again reminded of the principle …

Legalistic grace?

In my last post, I talked about the balance between love and truth. I discussed the danger of going to either extreme, and mentioned hypocrisy as one of the results. Over the past week, I’ve been thinking about the contrast between legalism and grace, and everything in between. And after my …

Lovesong to a dying world

Shalom: A Hebrew word translated as peace, but with a broader meaning that carries the idea of wholeness, of perfect completeness, “as things were meant to be.” God, be our rest. In this world of broken shalom, You are the one who is constant. Whole. As things are meant to …