The Poetry of the Disheartened Soul

"Why art thou cast down, O my soul?" -Psalm 43:5 It is one source of the eternal freshness of the Psalms that they tell the story of a struggling soul. They open a window on to that battlefield with which no other battle can be compared, the moral struggle of the individual with himself. And … Continue reading The Poetry of the Disheartened Soul

When Pain and Faith Collide

When pain and faith collideThe one absorbs the other.But not without a shockThat shakes us to the core. We trust in our own strengthForgetting we are frail.Until that unplanned hourWe’re broken, hurt, and sore. It comes in many ways,But always ends the same.With perfect strategy,It brings us to our knees. Our minds become unclearWhen hit … Continue reading When Pain and Faith Collide

Hope Shone Forth From an Infant Child

Hope shone forth from an infant child,in the manger that cold dark night.In humility, God himself appeared mild,yet His plan moved forth in all its might. Salvation to humanity was born;the angels could not help but sing.This Infant Child would bear our scorn;the newborn Sovereign King. Helpless was mankind in sin,until the star shone forth … Continue reading Hope Shone Forth From an Infant Child

deities of decay

Truth is our creation:new dogma. Gender is a feeling.Identity, desire.Bigotry.The wealthy are evil.Their riches, our ambition.The free market creates kings,the government needs more power.Sacrifice to save our mother.The fetus, unnatural.Patriarchy.The only sin is sin."God is dead."His decomposition,our deities of decay. -D. Eaton

Distressed Yet Victorious

And He took with Him Peter and James and John and began to be very distressed and troubled. - Mark 14:33 If our Lord, who was sinless, had times in which He became distressed, how should we who are sinful expect to escape them? There have been many people who have preached what is called the … Continue reading Distressed Yet Victorious

A Prayer for Order

And David organized them in divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi:  - I Chronicles 19:15 Lord, we are naturally prone to disorder and sin, and there is so much in this life that is out of place. Help us order our spiritual lives first, for if they are out of order, how will we … Continue reading A Prayer for Order

Longing for Home

For Your salvation I wait, O LORD. Gen. 49:18 In our text we see Jacob, who is coming to the end of his life, prophesying over his sons; the twelve tribes of Israel. As we read the text, we can see him propped up in bed weak from age, blessing his sons with perfect accuracy … Continue reading Longing for Home

I Asked the Lord That I Might Grow – John Newton

I asked the Lord, that I might grow In faith, and love, and every grace; Might more of His salvation know, And seek more earnestly His face. I hoped that in some favoured hour At once He'd answer my request, And by His love's constraining power Subdue my sins, and give me rest. Instead of … Continue reading I Asked the Lord That I Might Grow – John Newton