Knowing the Faithfulness of Christ in All of Life

My Speed Governor (How the Father Enforces My Sabbath-Rest)

“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” (Mark 2:27; 6:31) If you’ve ever driven a go-cart, you’ll know that the buggy will only go so fast. It’s frustrating for Jimmy Johnson wannabes,...

24-Hour Increments (How Day by Day Grace Is the Only Way)

Psalm 68:19, “Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.” As we turn the corner into a new year, emerging out of an old year that tested us at many levels, the question of faithfulness comes to the fore. What does steady—shall we call it...

Faithfulness Amid the Absurd

Franz Kafka (1883–1924) once wrote a parable titled “An Imperial Message.” In it, an Emperor’s messenger faces surreal trials as he delivers an important message. This messenger is an “indefatigable man,” bearing the symbol of the Emperor and thus having “the way made...
The Outward Design of Faithfulness

The Outward Design of Faithfulness

As Christian, we all know the mundane, daily plodding along of faithfulness. The early morning rising—perhaps before the sun kisses the horizon—to pray and read our Bibles. The ordinary work of discipling our children in God’s Word. The every day choice of obedience...

Faithfulness in a COVID-19 School Year

Faithfulness in a COVID-19 School Year

I think we can all agree that this year has been strange. Covid-19 rushed in with a vengeance and changed life as we knew it. For most of us, nothing is going according to plan, everything feels chaotic and uncertain, and we are having to settle into a new normal that...