Friday, February 18, 2022

Who will show us some good?


Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!

You have given me relief when I was in distress.

Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?

How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah

But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself;

the LORD hears when I call to him. Be angry, and do not sin;

ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah

Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the LORD.

There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?

Lift up the light of your face upon us, O LORD!”

You have put more joy in my heart

than they have when their grain and wine abound.

In peace I will both lie down and sleep;

for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4

Tuesday, February 15, 2022



God has sent me ahead of you to ensure your survival on earth, 

and to save your lives in an extraordinary deliverance. 

Genesis 45:7

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Friends of Jesus


This song came up in my youtube suggestions. I don't know if it's because of the goings-on in Canada these days or if it's because I have been listening to a TON of Johnny Cash lately. Is that him? Not the main speaker, the other one. I could look it up, but I'd rather ask you. 

The song tells the tale of truckers in the early 1970's joining together in convoys to allow them to drive faster...I think. There's all kinds of slang, come on. I know "pigpen" is someone hauling livestock and the bears are the Highway Patrol. This part is my favorite: 

Well, we shot the line and we went for broke

With a thousand screamin' trucks

An' eleven long-haired Friends a' Jesus

In a chartreuse micra-bus

My people, long-haired hippie friends of Jesus! 

Ooh, it's good to see you guys, riding along the road, just going, here, there, everywhere.

Do you remember the Jesus People? I am too young to remember the movement personally, but I believe my life is a product of it. It was a move of the Holy Spirit in the dark days of our country, in some ways similar to today. A bunch of unlikely kids dropped out of dropping out and came to the Lord. Beautiful! They're still among us, some of them. 

Jesus People

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

The King of the Jews


Was Jesus black or white? I read this question on an Internet thing earlier today. There is such a push these days to divide us. Either or. But it's a strange question. Jesus is Jewish. 

“Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but rather, ‘This man said, I am 

King of the Jews.’” Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.”

(from John 19:21-22)

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Oh, Eve.


Eve was in the garden under the leafiest tree. 

She trusted it to shelter her, not me. The serpent spoke. 

His lie was smooth and easy to believe. 

Follow me, Eve. I will show you the way to love. 

But he taught her all the things that were a lie. 

Man is your enemy, follow me. Love self, serve me. 

Turn from good and purity. Oh, Eve, I will give you everything. 

Power, Eve. You've never had that before. 

Always following and serving, but serve me instead and it will all be different. 

Tear down your world, the one the Creator made for you. 

Remake it. Or destroy it. 

I don't care which, just as long as it is not what it was meant to be. 

Now wait here, for me. I won't leave you alone. 

But he did. The serpent left her alone.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

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So do not fear, my Christian friend,
For only time will tell
Of how the God of Israel
Delivered you as well