Tag Archives: God

Exulting in God: A Reflection on Psalm 5

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield. —Psalm 5:11-12 (ESV) David prays in this Psalm […]

Why Do Leaves Wilt?

The lack of rain this summer has lead me to wonder, why did God create plants to wilt? Clearly, the scientific explanation is that they don’t have enough water, but my question is one “meta” level higher. Surely, when God was creating the universe he could have created any number of scientific explanations for why plants wilt.Why […]

Grace—Rightly Perceived

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us […]

Critic v. Pupil

As I’ve continued reading The Screwtape Letters, I couldn’t help but share the following. I share it because I needed to hear it and thought others might find it helpful as well. In chapter 16, Screwtape is encouraging his tormentor nephew to tempt his “patient” into becoming a “taster or connoisseur of churches.” In so doing […]

How to Read for Pleasure

“Read at whim!” This is the cry of Dr. Alan Jacobs in his recent book The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction. Reading at whim is his response to our culture which loves to ask what to read. Many seek recommendations from best-seller, top 10, and summer reading lists, but “In many cases,” Jacobs suggests, “these […]

10 Reasons to Read “Date Your Wife”

While reading pre-release books is a nice perk of working in publishing, my job doesn’t require a full read through, so I often only have time to do a quick scan before moving onto the next project. This means that when they are finally released, it’s fun to sift through the books I’ve scanned and […]

Marketing and Faith: Similarities and Distinctions

A Funny Breed Marketing and Business folks are a funny breed. I should know, I’m technically one of them. If you’ve ever read books like 7 Habits of a Highly Effective People, Good to Great, Linchpin, or Strengths Finder 2.0 you know what I’m talking about. “Become a better leader in 5 easy steps!” or […]

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