Not for Nothing

By January 30, 2017 Blog

I want you to know that I see you. Not just the bright smile you share with strangers. Not just the bent shoulders, picking up toys.   Not just the coper, who gets it all done. Not just the shiny bits; the triumphs and successes. Not just the qualifications or the clipboard or desk.   I see when you stumble I see when you sleep I see when you fall and I see when you weep.   I see it all.  And I see all of …Read More

Keep Knocking

By January 25, 2017 Blog

Ever feel like you’re shouting into the darkness? You’re praying, really praying.  You have faith. You’re eaten up with wanting and with waiting. Lord, save my family. Lord, heal my friend. Give me victory over this struggle. Stop my loved one drinking. Lift my depression. Take me out of this situation.   For weeks and months and years.  Please Lord, help.  Please Lord, hear. You pray and you pray and you pray.  But the situation doesn’t change. The sickness doesn’t heal.  And the …Read More

Putting Prayer In Context

By January 12, 2017 Blog

By Glen Prayer is… To God the Father… I’m not praying to a distant Power or an impersonal Force. I’m coming as a child before my heavenly Father. Nothing transforms my prayers more than reminding myself of Matthew 18:3, “Unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” I don’t come to God as a battle-weary soldier approaching a Sergeant Major. I approach God as a little child with an omnipotently gracious Dad.   Through God …Read More

Forwards!

By January 1, 2017 Blog

I’m a creature of habit.  I find solace in routine; and I’m frightened by change. But like it or not, change is here to stay.  And in the Lord’s providence, change is good – especially when it’s scary. Adam and Eve wanted to go back to the trees but no… they’re driven out east of Eden. The wilderness wanderers wanted to go back to Egypt but no… on through the desert to Canaan. The Israelites wanted to cling onto their old ways but no… exiled to …Read More