How Would You Describe Your Pace of Life?

How would you describe your pace of life? Is your mind overloaded? Is your heart overwhelmed? When is the last time you felt comepletely at peace? Do you have to escape from your daily life to find a sense of rest and refreshment? Although God created us to be strong and resiliant, to work hard and to push through difficulties, He also created a rhythm of life that helps us live at an optimal level. That rhythm includes rest.  Musicians understand the value of a “rest”. Musical scores not only tell the… Read More

A Long Dark Cave

A few years ago I led a trip to Israel. On one of our free days I took a group to Hezekiah’s Tunnel. From entry to exit the tunnel is about 300 yards long, with a few bends along the way. It was (and is) primarily a way for water to flow from one part of Jerusalem to another. Water came up to my thighs at one point.  The tunnel is just wide enough for people to walk through in a single file line and, although sections of the tunnel have high… Read More

We Can’t Unsay Our Words

so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭55‬:‭11‬ ESV) God spoke. And light pierced through darkness, planets took their places, the ground produced vegetation and animals, and waters teemed with marine life. Everything that exists came into being by God’s words. Let me take a trail of logic to identify a truth regarding the power of God’s word being released in… Read More

The Potential and Power of Truth

and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:3 ESV) Isaiah prophesied that Jerusalem would one day be an honorable, influential city, where people would come from many nations to learn about the will and ways of God. Certainly that has come… Read More