How to praise God in the storm & an unexpected lesson from pronouns.
“Why did he call it that?” my student asked.
“I don’t know,” I answered, but it got me thinking and thinking and thinking.
Because that word “habitation” has a strangely homey, settled feeling.
What the Bible says about war. How the Kingdom of Heaven changes everything. “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.” Matthew 18:36
How to Love Your Enemies: The painting hung on the little piece of wall between the hall into the high school wing and the staff room. I’d see it as I rushed out of the bathroom, pigtails swinging, hands clean for lunch. It told a story that I knew before I ever went to school. “Whosoever shall lose his life for Christ’s sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.”