Lessons on Surrender from Mount Moriah

Moriah, which means chosen by God, was where God had his temple built, for it was a place special and holy to him. It was also where he sent King David to offer sacrifices after his sin of taking a census (1 Chronicles 21). It seemed like such a small thing, counting the people, but DavidContinue reading “Lessons on Surrender from Mount Moriah”

Plans for 2023: Finding Purpose

“Out with the old, in with the new.” Where or how this saying got started, I’m not sure. But Italians take it to heart, literally throwing old plates and other items the window on New Year’s eve. Although this custom has dwindled, some people still do it, even tossing furniture this way!

Resolutions: Band-Aids or Solutions?

It’s time again to ring in a new year and make our resolutions. Yet only rarely do we manage to keep them. Both experience and statistics show this. So if you also fail to keep yours, take heart. You are not alone! Many of us have made them, only to feel discouraged or even guilty forContinue reading “Resolutions: Band-Aids or Solutions?”

We Each Have a Part to Play

I recently read an article marking the anniversary of C.S. Lewis’ death in November 1963. Many mourned his passing. But for his part, he was ready to go. During his final days he made the following memorable declaration: “I have done all I wanted to do, and I’m ready to go.” What a blessed stateContinue reading “We Each Have a Part to Play”