Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Surprised to See Wonder Here

And the Lord said: 

"Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, 
and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men, therefore, behold, I will again do wonderful things with this people, with wonder upon wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden.”

Isaiah 29:13-14

It was unexpected.

Monday, July 20, 2020


How are 
you these 
strange days?

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, 
all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3

Saturday, July 18, 2020


You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! 

Isaiah 26:19b

Monday, July 13, 2020

American Rights

"It was all made possible by the courage of 56 patriots who gathered in Philadelphia 244 years ago and signed the Declaration of Independence. They enshrined a divine truth that changed 
the world forever when they said: '…all men are created equal.'

These immortal words set in motion the unstoppable march of freedom.  Our Founders boldly declared that we are all endowed with the same divine rights — given [to] us by our Creator 
in Heaven.  And that which God has given us, we will 
allow no one, ever, to take away — ever.

Seventeen seventy-six represented the culmination of thousands of years of western civilization and the triumph not only of spirit, 
but of wisdom, philosophy, and reason."

Powerful words. Do you know who said them? Donald Trump.

Preamble to the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are 
created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with 
certain unalienable Rights, that among these are 
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Our rights are given to us by God. Not by our government. Not by our leaders. The Constitution of our great land only recognizes our rights. It does not give them to us. I hope we never forget it.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Friday, July 3, 2020

Thursday, July 2, 2020

from Isaiah 43

Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:1b-3:a