A lot of people wonder about Judgment Day. They’re curious about how and when it will happen. And trust me: there is no end of books that jump on the profitable bandwagon of speculation. But there’s a much-neglected facet to Judgement Day that can positively impact our attitudes in the here and now, regardless of … Continue reading Letting go of revenge
Psychologist Daniel Goleman says that we live in the Age of Melancholy. Here is how he describes it: “Each successive generation worldwide since the opening of the century has lived with a higher risk than their parents of suffering a major depression—not just sadness, but a paralyzing listlessness, dejection, and self-pity, and an overwhelming hopelessness—over … Continue reading The Age of Melancholy
I once saw a bumper sticker that said: “Jesus is coming back – look busy!” It made me Lol. And although busyness doesn’t really matter, faithfulness certainly does! When people talk about the return of Christ to judge the world, end all evil, and usher in the glorious new heavens and the new earth, the … Continue reading Jesus is coming back — look busy!
I once went on a monastic-style retreat. There was a lot of silence. I mean, a lot. Other people seemed to instantly enter into a state of relaxation and calm. But for me it didn't come so easy. When I tried to calm my mind and enter a time of Christian meditation or prayer, things … Continue reading Against the noise
A friend posted this on Twitter: “When will all this crazy stuff stop?” He was referring to the 10 deaths and 15 injuries that resulted when a man drove over pedestrians in Toronto. But the backdrop includes the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. And the shooting in Nashville. In the midst of this, I think there are … Continue reading Shocked and saddened, but not afraid
Every day a woman I know wakes up, looks out her window, and says, “One more day, Lord, one more day.” She’s referring to the fact that Jesus hasn’t returned yet. As a result, we have—at least—one more day. There’s a lot of speculation about when Jesus will victoriously return to judge the world and make … Continue reading Living in the time of God’s patience
Revelation 22:20 "Come, Lord Jesus" (NIV) Today's Thought Joy to the world! the Lord is come... Those are the opening words to one of the most popular Christmas hymns ever. They were written by Isaac Watts, the English hymn-writer, and were inspired by Psalm 98: “Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth…” But … Continue reading The story-behind-the-song (and some help from) Joy to the World