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A Do-It-Yourself-Psalm

diyI’m not much of a poet, but Psalm 124 provides a template that even I can follow in writing a personal expression of praise.

If the Lord had not been on our side—
let Israel say—
2 if the Lord had not been on our side
when people attacked us,
3 they would have swallowed us alive
when their anger flared against us;
4 the flood would have engulfed us,
the torrent would have swept over us,
5 the raging waters
would have swept us away.

6 Praise be to the Lord,
who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
7 We have escaped like a bird
from the fowler’s snare;
the snare has been broken,
and we have escaped.

8 Our help is in the Name of the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Sacred Duty

Here’s a guest post by my long-time friend, Mike Hamel. In a few simple words he has nailed a profound truth that too many men ignore as they get older: Sacred Duty CraigMy greatest joy in life is my family. I know, that sounds like the comment you’re supposed to make as a man and […]

A Transcendent Moment

Take a look at this brief, but stirring clip. Know what it makes me think of? A topic I’ve written on before, including here. It’s Transcendence; in this case: God-given gift, spontaneous community, spiritual connection. CraigMy greatest joy in life is my family. I know, that sounds like the comment you’re supposed to make as […]

On Ministering to a Church Without Walls

Please listen to this interview with the good people at Unlocking the Bible. CraigMy greatest joy in life is my family. I know, that sounds like the comment you’re supposed to make as a man and father. All I can say is I literally shake my head in wonder at the family I have: my […]

Glory and Ruin, Part II

“If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.”   —Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn As a survivor of the Gulag Archipelago, the massive Soviet system of […]