When I was younger, Lamentations was NOT my go-to book of the Bible, except for chapter 3:22, 23, the verses that must have inspired the old hymn, “Great is Thy Faithfulness”. All the negativity and lamenting and sadness and depression found in this book seemed so overwhelming, and since it has a lot of poetic… Read More Eat Dirt?
Not long ago I was chosen to sing the tenor voice in a duet to be performed with the choir at our church. My duet partner and I practiced our parts separately, each with our own CD, for weeks before we arranged to practice together. On the evening that we met to practice, we decided… Read More The Lord is my “Chauffeur”?
I remember as a child waking up one night with the poison ivy on my leg itching like crazy! I crept quietly through the dark to the medicine cabinet where I knew I would find the poison ivy aerosol spray. Still in the dark, I grabbed it and began spraying it on the poison ivy. … Read More Turn on the Light! Mistakes made in the dark
I don’t like to travel through life in the darkness. Do you? It seems to me that we generally do not like the unknown. When the way is flooded with light from the sun, ah! now we love that! But when everything is visible, it is so much easier to get distracted by all that… Read More In Times of Darkness
It’s so dark. It’s so dank. The air is heavy, The atmosphere oppressive in this grotto, The dungeon of despair, And of hopelessness. I have some friends down there. They sit on the filthy floor among many others in the gloom, Some hugging their knees, All of them with their backs against the cold, stone… Read More Rescue from the Dungeon of Despair
I’m walking up a mountain in the dark. (Do you ever feel like that’s what you are doing?) Bit-by-bit I inch forward with only enough dim light to put one foot in front of the other as I climb slowly, ever upward. At the bottom of the mountain, quite some distance behind me, the city… Read More Uphill Struggle
Gethsemane Dark Depressing But God is with me. Tears flow freely Sobs burst forth from A grieving heart. “Father, if You will, Let this cup pass from me; Yet not my will But Yours be done.” The sobs continue And the tears. Which is the most difficult, Gethsemane or Calvary itself? My friend has in… Read More Gethsemane
My heart is divided more often than I’d like to admit. It contains a large open space, like a modern house, where no walls divide the different living spaces, and where the light shines into all the corners. It also contains a dark closet where I go to stew. Do you have one of those,… Read More The Dark Closet