When Islands of Meaning Sink Beneath Us

Quote from Douglas Groothuis: "I know there is a larger meaning behind it all, but I cannot parse it out day by darkening day."

I subscribe to Christianity Today and in their most recent issue (Nov. 2015, Vol. 59, Num. 9) they have an article by Douglas Groothuis, a well-known professor and author of theology and philosophy with the title “When Islands of Meaning Sink Beneath Us.” (pp. 50-55) The title alone lifted my… Continue reading

Encouragement for the Hopeless

A Christian author/speaker/teacher I respect is Kenneth Boa. He has written a number of useful books for Christians and offers up many of his materials for free via the web. I recently stumbled upon one of his quotes I find encouraging when I feel overwhelmed with the tasks God has… Continue reading

I Know I Need to Lift My Eyes Up / But I’m Too Weak

Tenth Avenue North shows a remarkable ability to write powerful songs that reflect the realities of life’s struggles. Here is one I heard today on KLOVE that felt especially applicable to my life…It is simply titled “Worn.” I’m Tired I’m worn / My heart is heavy From the work it takes… Continue reading

Walking Wounded

“In depression…faith in deliverance, in ultimate restoration, is absent. The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come–not in a day, an hour, a month, or a minute. If there is mild relief, one knows that it is only temporary; more… Continue reading

Reflections on Life in a Cage.

Introduction I know folks have been a bit worried about me of late. My Facebook statuses turned brooding and perhaps despairing and Edvard Munch’s The Scream for my profile picture and Gustave Dore’s illustration of one of the many regions of Dante’s hell intensified these concerns. I’ve shared many times… Continue reading