Saved Together

This past week I have been discouraged.  Along with personal discouragements, I'm tired of the constant barrage of "bad news" around the world from the pandemic to the protesters to the riots.  Conflicting reports of what happens, who said what, predictions of both good and bad in the economy.  It's been getting to me. But … Continue reading Saved Together

The Incense of Prayer

When you walk into many yoga studios you are immediately greeted with a pleasant-smelling aroma caused by burning incense. Incense comes from the Latin word(s) meaning “to burn” (incendium, incendi, incendere for example), and it is a mixture of an aromatic substance and a combustible material that binds it all together, usually on a stick … Continue reading The Incense of Prayer

The Mantle of Praise

One of my brothers worked with a man who understood the uplifting power of praising the Lord. He would be walking down an aisle in the hardware store or the grocery store or anywhere and suddenly would start praising God with “Hallelulah” and “Praise God.” When Jesus was in Nazareth and went into the temple, … Continue reading The Mantle of Praise