Category: Confession

The Longing of My Heart

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 When I drive through the farmlands of Ontario as I travel north out of the city, my heart is always stirred.  I grew up in the city and…

Stand firm therefore…

Psalm 12 Help, Lord, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men. Everyone lies to his neighbor; their flattering lips speak with deception. May the Lord cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue…

Peace in Stormy Weather

The rain keeps falling… drip, drip, drip.  The slow persistent water slides from the leaves of the choke cherry tree in an unrelenting manner.  My yard is filled with verdant growth this summer.  We have not had flooding in my…

Independence

Today as I write this, it is the Fourth of July.  We Americans love this holiday.  It celebrates our independence; the assertion of our right to govern ourselves, and our determination not to let others dictate to us how we…

You Matter

Yes, you. I know that it’s sometimes hard to hold to, this truth that you are important. But it is true.  You have been chosen by God for this place and this time in this world. Your heart matters to…