'Word' Tagged Posts

'Word' Tagged Posts

WHERE THE LOVE OF GOD LEADS

On the 10th of November in ’75, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank beneath the waves of Lake Superior in a terrible storm. Gordon Lightfoot composed a ballad to immortalize the 29 men who went down with the ship.   His ballad, the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, has a sad line in it that asks:  “Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the…

FROM THE RAT RACE TO A SOLITARY PLACE

We all talk about the great “rat race” that life can become.  In his book, “Sabbath,” Wayne Muller tells the story of Harvard president Neil Rudenstein.  One morning Rudenstein overslept.  For a perfectionist like him in the midst of a major fund-raising campaign, it was cause for alarm.  After years in a system that rewarded frantic overwork, he was just worn out.   It…

“THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU”

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). God has a plan for you.  In fact, that’s why we talk about “the plan of salvation.”  God planned to send his Son into the world that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.  What God planned in…

CARPE DIEM!

The famous old Latin phrase was Carpe Diem! – “Seize the Day!”  The ancient slogan was revived some years ago in the movie, Dead Poets Society, and was fashioned into a song in the Disney musical, Newsies. The phrase “Seize the day!” is open to both a godless understanding and a Christian understanding.  The ancient Greeks and Romans and a lot of people down to 2013…