Who Holds the Blade? (The Sovereignty of God and the Old Threat of Beheading)

An event that took place last year near the shores of Tripoli has become somewhat iconic in the minds of many westerners. The image of 21 Egyptian Christians, all male and clad in orange jumpsuits, kneeling in front of their knife-wielding captors has become immediately recognizable due to social media, newspapers, and television. A simple […]

Courageous Hope in a Culture of Fear

Mass shootings. Abducted children. Exploited women. Random violence. Political correctness. Foreign threats. Domestic terror. All of these issues seem to be foisted upon the child of God with such rapid-fire succession that it takes your breath away. The gospel you sang about on Sunday seems to evaporate into mist by Monday’s commute. Even the in the midst of […]

Practice What You Pray

The wind swirled the pregnant clouds overhead as rain lightly tapped my window. My knees were nestled in the brown carpet of our bedroom as I stole away for a time of private intercession. In a home with four small children, these moments are few and precious. Amidst fluttering thoughts, the Lord gave me grace […]

Atonement

Moses spoke of that high day When Aaron would draw near; Atonement was the needed act To assuage all penitent fear.   Two goats by lots were set apart, One shedding blood for sin. The other bore the weight of guilt Away from God and men.   Behold the hill before my eyes; I tremble […]