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, the … Continue reading Praying the Psalm And Questioning it At the Same Time (Psalm 26 – Weekly Word)
"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 his … Continue reading Weekly Word – Psalm 12
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 it … Continue reading Friday Devo – Psalm 5
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 anything … Continue reading Devotional Recommendations?
"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;  and those who read it desire the glory of … Continue reading What Motivates You? 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 a … Continue reading Beliefs and Desires – Thoughts on Pascal’s Pensees (Listening to the Saints)