224. The grip of the terrible

My mind reels, horror overwhelms me; The twilight I longed for has been turned into fear and trembling for me. (Isaiah 21:4, Amp) What is going on in 2022 so far? I “see” sorrow, I hear of tragedy,  I “feel” the sharp sting of evil.  I can go further and “smell”  the death and destruction of another cruel war on the  European…

223.  Leading a “double” life

I know it sounds negative and ominous.  A double life is mostly associated with lies, trickery and pretext.  A spy would necessarily lead a double life, lying about his real intentions, identity, motives and goals, living in fear of being caught.  His success would depend on his own skills of deception.  Cheating on a spouse or partner implies a…

218. Giants and their giant-ness

The story of David and the giant is one of the most dramatic faith stories of the Bible.  Even people who do not know the Bible, know about David and Goliath.  Maybe they do not even understand half the story, but they know about the little guy and the giant. After his anointing as the new king…

217. Suddenly…quickly…now

Something we all had to learn over the last two “virus”-years, is patience.  I am sure that everybody thought that by the start of 2022 we would be putting everyday statistics of new infections, hospitalizations and deaths behind us.  Things are dragging on, although there is much hope to finally rid our world of this unprecedented contamination.  Things…

213. The cry of the pagan

Another year is on a relentless sprint towards December.  Father Time, usually depicted as an elderly man with an hourglass and scythe, is a very  fit being indeed – no slowing down. He seems not to be affected by the virus at all.  The countries of the world, on the other hand, seem to ride some wave, higher or…

212. A crooked and perverse generation

The Bible has it all.  A signpost in the dark, shining bright light over every obscure and uncertain path of life.  It is and was the same in every generation of the existence of mankind.  A book that grew out of the mysteries of ancient history; a time where only the archeologists can be consulted.   It consists of…

210.  Look with your ears

There is so much to write about what I am seeing at this moment.  Just look up where you are and test how many words you need to describe your setting.  Look a bit further, outside, the trees, clouds, plants, sky and mountains and realize how impossible it would be to describe what you see to someone…

209. Life above the clouds

Somewhere in January 2015 I was settling into a window seat on a flight between Calgary and Toronto.  Mid-morning in the middle of the fierce winter months in Canada, a snowstorm was raging.  I checked my phone to see if the flight has been cancelled knowing that the Canadians get on with whatever, even when the weather…

200. The super-power of One and one.

Revivals are a sovereign move of God initiated by the Holy Spirit working through consecrated men and women.  It begins with a deeper appreciation for the holiness of God and a realization of how offensive our sins must be in the sight of a holy God.  Revivals are not churches filled with people but people filled with…

199. In the midst of the years

[New Year 2021] I know you want to say it.  Of course, it is a frustration, irritation, infuriation, aggravation and a vexation.  We have had enough!  Can we announce an end to the virus?  We are sick and tired of virus politics and virus economics. Can we turn the page to the New Year?   Well no, apparently not.  While we…