A Guarded Mouth…

"Set, O Lord, a guard over my mouth; keep watch, O Lord, at the door of my lips! Do not turn my heart to things that are wrong, to evil deeds with those who are sinners. Never allow me to share in their feasting...let the oil of the wicked not anoint my head. Let my …

Glorious Wounds…

"...I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain..." (Rev. 5:6). "After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude... standing before the throne and before the Lamb...and crying out with a loud voice, 'Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!'...'Blessing and glory and honor... for …

Good Exercise…

"He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way." Psalm 25:9 (NIV) Humility is the bedrock foundation of all spiritual growth. So say the sages, so says the Scripture. Pride, egotism, "vainglory" (that's an old-fashioned term) - this is the persistent tendency within all of us to make self the highest …

Take Courage…

"But Jesus immediately said to them: 'Take courage!  It is I.  Don't be afraid.'  'Lord, if it's you,' Peter replied, 'tell me to come to you on the water.'  'Come,' he said..."Matthew 14:27-29a (NIV)Storm raging, helpless to control the boat, fearful for their lives, the disciples see a figure coming to them in a totally …