Praying the Psalm And Questioning it At the Same Time (Psalm 26 – Weekly Word)

After last week’s detour to Psalm 55, we are back on track with where we left off – Psalm 26!  As I read this Psalm two thoughts ran through my mind: This is beautiful!  I want to have this sort of confidence and pray like this. This is so different once we bring Jesus, theContinue reading “Praying the Psalm And Questioning it At the Same Time (Psalm 26 – Weekly Word)”

Weekly Word – Psalm 12

“Its not a lie, if you believe it” – George Costanza. I know most of you never watched Seinfeld, it went off the air before you were born!  If I could recommend one nineties show, it’d be this.  George was Jerry’s neurotic friend who made an art out of lying.  While we chuckle at hisContinue reading “Weekly Word – Psalm 12”

Friday Devo – Psalm 5

I recently began sending the students in CSF a brief reflection on a Psalm each Friday.  My hope is that it will provide them with some motivation to read scripture.  I have enjoyed meditating on the Psalms, and I look forward to taking the next few years to get through them all!  I decided itContinue reading “Friday Devo – Psalm 5”

Devotional Recommendations?

Students and friends often ask me what books I would recommend for devotional reading.  I admit I am not entirely sure what sort of book they are looking for.  If by devotional they mean a book they can read a few pages each morning that will provide spiritual reflection throughout the day, then nearly anythingContinue reading “Devotional Recommendations?”

What Motivates You? Thoughts on Pascal’s Pensees (Listening to the Saints)

“Vanity is so anchored in the heart of man that a soldier, a soldier’s servant, a cook, a porter brags, and wishes to have his admirers. Even philosophers wish for them. Those who write against it want to have the glory of having written well; [72] and those who read it desire the glory ofContinue reading “What Motivates You? Thoughts on Pascal’s Pensees (Listening to the Saints)”

Beliefs and Desires – Thoughts on Pascal’s Pensees (Listening to the Saints)

I used to write a “Weekly Word” every Friday, devotional thoughts geared towards the CSF students at PSU Berks.  This summer I am bringing the Weekly Word back in hopes of providing spiritual support to the students while they are home. Blaise Pascal lived in France in the mid-1600s and by all accounts was aContinue reading “Beliefs and Desires – Thoughts on Pascal’s Pensees (Listening to the Saints)”