A Servant’s Perspective

A Servant’s Perspective

“It takes 20 positive comments to overcome one negative comment.”  I read this statement recently in a marriage counseling book and have pondered it since.  Whether it is 20 to 1 or some other ratio, it seems that somehow we can give more credibility to negative input...
Catch Up With God

Catch Up With God

Dear Fellow Pilgrims on the way to Heaven, I like to make lists of things I need to do so I won’t forget or always feel like something I can’t remember is hanging over my head. I find it so satisfying and joyful to then be able to catch up and cross...
Shut the Door and Listen for His Voice

Shut the Door and Listen for His Voice

There’s a song in Warrior Songs for the White Cavalry titled “Thy Will” (#100).  In it is the phrase “The discords of life all are still.”  This comes, as the song points out, when we give up our will and find God’s will. I think that applies nicely as we yield to His...
Rejoicing in the Restored Sabbath

Rejoicing in the Restored Sabbath

As a teacher, I sometimes get to field interesting questions from thoughtful students. Sometimes they’re too deep for me, I’m frank to admit. But sometimes they lead to valuable insights.  Once, after talking about how the seventh day Sabbath had been “restored” years...