He Takes No Pleasure

When life is heavy and hard to take,     go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions:     Wait for hope to appear. Don’t run from trouble. Take it full-face.     The “worst” is never the worst. 31-33 Why? Because the Master won’t ever     walk out and fail to return. If he works severely, […]

Strange Dances of Grace

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on […]

I Lift My Eyes Up

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—     where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord,     the Maker of heaven and earth. – Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV) My daily commute takes me through some winding roads in the hills.  I must admit that the thought of fearing a hill or […]