Be still and know

March 2020 may have been the longest month in history. COVID-19 spread exponentially, but time slowed to a coronavirus-induced crawl. The month came in like a lamb, bleating feeble warnings. It ended like a lion, roaring with medical and financial crisis. April seems likely to last every bit as long. The virus appears unabated, while … Continue reading Be still and know

Betrayal, Psalm 55

We trust friends and family members to protect us and promote our best interest. But sometimes the people we trust betray us. The psalms pulse with prayers for deliverance from persecution. Usually this comes from "enemies" or "wicked" men. But Psalm 55 describes the trauma of betrayal. Like many other psalms, it begins with a … Continue reading Betrayal, Psalm 55

Slow learner

Some life lessons we're slow to learn and God keeps teaching. Lessons like waiting, trusting, and resting. Even at my mature age, I'm still a novice. I try to wait patiently on God's will, trust completely in his provision, and rest calmly in his care. But when urgent matters continually pull me from my work … Continue reading Slow learner