The Life Line

Sometimes God shows us things months—even years—before they have meaning to us. It is only in retrospect that we begin to say “oh.” A few years back I began seeing this scene in my Spirit. Only I was the woman in the picture, and the metal was not part of a boat rigging but ratherContinue reading “The Life Line”

The Unqualified Yes

“In a very real sense not one of us is qualified, but it seems that God continually chooses the most unqualified to do his work, to bear his glory. If we are qualified, we tend to think that we have done the job ourselves. If we are forced to accept our evident lack of qualification,Continue reading “The Unqualified Yes”

Becoming Flame

A reading from The Desert of the Heart, a collection of sayings from the 4th-century Desert Fathers: Abba Lot went to see Abba Joseph and he said to him, “Abba, as far as I can, I say my little office, I fast a little, I pray and meditate, I live in peace and as farContinue reading “Becoming Flame”

Elijah & the SAT, excerpt 3 (one last big sample)

Elijah the Tishbite never had any kids. He was a child of God, a prophet from the town of Tishbe in the region of Gilead in the early part of the 8th century, BCE. He’s referred to in bible study lingo as a “minor prophet” because he takes up so little space in the narrative;Continue reading “Elijah & the SAT, excerpt 3 (one last big sample)”