Yesterday at chapel our lower grades students performed Handel’s Messiah for young voices. It was sooo hard not to sing along, especially on some of the arias that I have always longed to sing. “Rejoice greatly …behold your king cometh…” I am not sure I have the pipes for it anymore, but I sure love it. “Rejoice greatly O daughter of Zion”, this simple imperative of Zechariah 9:9 comes to a people without much about which to rejoice. Sometimes that’s how I feel. Life can
"But you, O Bethlehem - Ephrathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah - yet from you shall come forth One who is to be ruler in all Israel." Micah 5:2 I recently went to see the movie, War Room. I confess, I didn't really go because I wanted to improve my prayer life. I went because it was filmed in Charlotte, and in Atlanta. It was fun sitting in the theater and recognizing the neighborhoods and shopping areas and sky-lines - places I myself work and play. Such i
David, a man after God's own heart understood abiding.
After all, he is the guy who wrote, "Lord, you have been our dwelling place for all generations." Not just a hiding place, but an abiding place. No wonder he wants to be the one to build God a house to live in. Ah, but God wants David to grab hold of a superior New Testament reality. His promise to David is about more than establishing David's lineage. It is a foreshadowing of this Pauline truth: we ourselves are God's t
So I was trudging up the stairs at school one day this week thinking, "Wow, all that weight lifting I've been doing must be working. My bag feels really light." AND THEN I arrived in my classroom and opened my bag only to discover that my computer & my lesson plan book weren't in it. In fact I had none of the things I had so diligently prepared. I confess I almost resorted to my default position which would have been frustration and much self-deprecationg. AND THEN I saw my g