I’ve been on a mission to install this baseline in all of our lives: None of us are doing well and nobody realizes it. We all hate the masks. Nobody likes them. They are uncomfortable. They remind us that things aren’t normal. They hinder us from seeing each other’s expressions. Every interaction and every decisionContinue reading “One Reason Why We Aren’t Doing Well”
Yesterday was sweet and bitter. It was a tremendous blessing to have people back in the room again. I wanted to share some thoughts I had after yesterday. Congregational singing is faith giving. One of our core principles is that the one voice of the congregation is the focus of our music. It’s our wayContinue reading “Some Thoughts After Restarting Worship”
Day 6 of our reading come from Tim Keller’s book, Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering. “no matter how well we have put together a good life, no matter how hard we have worked to be healthy, wealthy, comfortable with friends and family, and successful with our career—something will inevitably ruin it. No amountContinue reading “Hope During Corona – Day 6”
Day 5 of our readings brings one of my favorite authors, Ed Welch — A Small Book for the Anxious Heart. “Think manna. For forty years in the Sinai wilderness the Lord gave his people manna one day at a time. If they tried to save some for the next day, it grew moldy. TheContinue reading “Hope During Corona – Day 5”
Our reading for today comes from a new book of published prayers — Piercing Heaven. We over value authenticity and spontaneity, and rob ourselves of depth and stability. If you haven’t had the joy of leaning on the prayers of others, you are in for a treasure of joy and peace. I often find myself notContinue reading “Hope During Corona – Day 4”
Day 3 brings us to Charles Spurgeon’s book of devotional readings, The Promises of God. You can download this days reading, which consists of a few days (couple of paragraphs for each day) of readings. Again, you can find the book at Westminster Book Store if you would like to order the whole thing.
Day 2 of our reading is from David Powlison’s book God’s Grace in Your Suffering. He asks this penetrating question — “When you face trouble, loss, disability, and pain, howdoes the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ meet you and comfort you? How does grace and goodness find you, touch you, work withContinue reading “Hope During Corona – Day 2”
These are deeply uncertain times. As I mentioned yesterday, these are days where our anxiety will increase. I have found myself wrestling with the general sense of uncertainty, my own heart has been restless as it grasps for rest. Over the next weeks, I plan to send out resources, thoughts, etc. to help us navigateContinue reading “Hope During Corona – Day 1”