Day’s Verse:
That’s why I don’t think there’s any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. The created world itself can hardly wait for what’s coming next. Everything in creation is being more or less held back. God reins it in until both creation and all the creatures are ready and can be released at the same moment into the glorious times ahead. Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens.
Romans 8:18-21

I went for a ride in the heat of the day (17°F) today. Alas, I headed west, directly into the 9-mph wind. If I rode at 12 mph (which I did; don’t scoff — it’s hard to ride in the cold), does that mean I felt a 21 mph windchill? Cause if that’s so, that brought the temperature I felt down to 0°F. Continue Reading >>

Open Letter to All My Readers

Day’s Verse:
He has removed my brothers far from me,
And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
My relatives have failed,
And my intimate friends have forgotten me.

Job 19:13-14

Dear Everyone I’ve Neglected Over The Past Year,

This letter is for you.

I’m sorry that I’ve neglected and ignored you, not returned your emails and said “Let’s get together,” without ever following up.

I’m sorry I didn’t call or write you letters like I used to.

I’m sorry I didn’t spontaneously email. Continue Reading >>