The Lord is My Portion

Psalm 73 offers a remarkable glimpse into the authentic heart of a man named Asaph whose role as a worship leader in King David’s court was serious and influential. His struggle? That the so-called wicked seemed to get away with being wicked, while he muddled through trying to be a righteous man, experiencing hardship and discipline. It just didn’t seem […]

Psalm of the Face

Dictionaries tell us that “shame” is a painful emotion caused by a strong sense of guilt, embarrassment, unworthiness, or disgrace. What things in your life are causing you to experience shame? This week. Right now. When we feel shame we generally wish to turn away from those with whom we normally feel safe but before whom we now feel distant […]

Are You Signed Up for GLS?

Let me be painfully blunt: our world is starving for substantive leaders—true leaders—who will step up and move us forward to a preferred future. Even the simplest glance toward Washington, D.C. tells us that this much is true. Our society is hungry for men and women who will not settle for the management of mediocrity, but are willing to lead. […]

Is the Lord Shepherding You?

One of the most famous lines in the whole world is “The LORD is my shepherd,” found in Psalm 23:1 in the Old Testament’s Psalter. Five words in the English language, two in the Hebrew, the simple statement has captivated and encouraged the souls of millions for ages. Tucked generally into the middle of the first book of the Psalms […]

The Dividing Line

According to Mark 3:20-21, Jesus’ family was desperate to find Jesus with the hopes of getting him to temper his efforts; it might appear that his popularity was beginning to take a toll on them. “He’s crazy,” was their conclusion. Verse 31 picks this theme back up, with Mary and her sons, and perhaps her daughters, having found Jesus. Read it carefully: […]

Benghazi and Power

Benghazi, the IRS, the Associated Press, and so much more! This flood of scandalous news draws my attention backward to a post I put forward in 2010. That post was specific to the mid-term elections, but there are some points of biblical wisdom that are timely right now. Perhaps you will agree: Sitting here watching the constant barrage of news […]