God Thoughts (2)

“...I have created for My glory.”  Isaiah 43.7 I don’t know if you’ve ever heard or read Isaiah 43.6-7, the passage I quoted last time.  Although I don’t remember when I first came across the idea that God put us here for His glory, I do remember thinking that the quote above was about me …

God Thoughts

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”  AW Tozer Eventually, at some point in our walk with God, we must ask Him “why”? This is not the “why” of disappointment with God or of moral failure on our parts or of persecution or suffering.  Any …

Into Christ Jesus

Why do we make such a big deal about the water? Some dear new friends of ours were baptized in the Tennessee River today, a young couple both newly enthralled by God's grace. It was a beautiful day. More like early fall than early June. They invited friends with kids and asked our pastor to do the ceremony. We …

Wasting Away

"Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day." (2 Corinthians 4.16, ESL) I had one of those "wasting away" experiences today. I'm trying to gather things I'll need for the July Poland mission together ahead of time. (See sidebar.) While trying …

Life as a Good Tree

“So they will be called oaks of righteousness…” Isaiah 61.3 I am struck by how often trees are used to teach us simple, profound truths. Recently Andrew Murray blessed me with another tree-truth from “The Master’s Indwelling” by suggesting that every oak tree, from the young sapling to the ancient and mighty, is standing in …

Beginning Again

Life is full of challenges. I'm facing one now as I attempt to create this new website for Grace Link. I am assuming that my daughters can assist me with the creative element at the very least. For me creativity is deciding that a pink polo shirt would be okay to wear with khaki slacks …