Psalm 139-Spoken Word

I like to rewrite the psalms because, like the psalmist himself, it helps me process my life and faith in real-time. It helps me process my thoughts and emotions. This is a spoken word from Psalm 139.

My Life in Haiku

Part of my “rule of life” for 2020 is writing at least one Haiku poem each day. These short Japanese poems (3 lines with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 again in the 3rd) come out of my life. So hopefully, they give you a small taste of my life and encourage us all to see God’s wonder in our lives as we follow Jesus…

Prayer Experience: The Names of God

This is a prayer experience based on the names of God

How Do We “Seek God’s Face”?

I hear people talk about “seeking God’s face” and I’m not always sure what it means.  Do they mean a time of singing and/or prayer where we have a spiritual experience?  Do they mean a deeper understanding of God’s character?  I’m not always sure… As I’ve thought about it, Psalm 105 has been helpful.  Let’s seek God’s face together…

The Unofficial Israel Tour – Bethlehem

Bethlehem means “house of bread”. There are a lot of stories based here in the Bible, but the most surprising thing is where Jesus was mostly likely born…

The Unofficial Israel Tour – Caesarea

If you thought the Holy Spirit descended on followers of Jesus in Jerusalem on Pentecost, you’d be right. However, the believers at Pentecost were all Jewish believers. The Holy Spirit fell for the first time on the gentiles at Caesarea after Peter preached to a Roman Centurion named Cornelius. At the time, everyone recognized that this was a new thing!

The Unofficial Israel Tour-the Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee is really a lake, but we’ve all grown up saying, “Sea”. Whatever you call it, it’s the place of a number of stories about Jesus from the Bible. This is where Jesus calmed the storm, preached to thousands, walked on water and commanded fish to fill fisherman’s nets to make a point. It all happened here…

 

The Unofficial Israel Tour – The Gates of Dan

A city’s gate was one of the centers for public life. It was also the easiest way for an attacker to gain access. Let’s visit the excavated city gates of Dan that illustrate life in Old Testament times…