Taking the Right Test!

O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way?  How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day?…….But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me.  I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me. Psalm…

Trust the Catcher! — My Pastoral Ponderings

As we fly through this stressful, unpredictable year, Henri Nouwen offers a wonderful metaphor and image to cling to, that we can trust the Catcher. Trust the Catcher! — My Pastoral Ponderings I don’t reblog many posts but this wonderful illustration and story from Pastor Lawrence so touched my heart that I felt compelled to share…

Learning in a Traffic Jam

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled: You believe in God. Believe also in Me!” John 14:1 ESV One Friday afternoon as we inched through traffic on the expressway, our car suddenly made a sound I had never heard before. The engine died, but we were rolling just enough to coast to the right shoulder before…

Trust and Obey

If this week has seemed to be out of the pages of some apocalyptic novel then you are not alone. The Psalmist David when he was surrounded by dangers that made him feel as if the mountains were about to be thrown down into the sea he said; God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble….

What Are You Afraid Of?

The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.          Proverbs 29:25 In the book of Proverbs King Solomon warns us about the mental, emotional and spiritual fencing we build because of fear. We erect a fence of words to protect ourselves from what others…