Archive for December, 2009

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Living with the godless (Ps 10)

The psalmist had to live among practical atheists: people who ignored God and oppressed the vulnerable. He found himself crying to God to intervene. So must we.

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All dogs go to heaven?

Two weeks ago we made a sad decision.  Griff must go. We acquired our shaggy-haired collie cross eight years ago.  We had him before we had any of our children.  We debated many times whether we ought to get rid of him.  But now we knew the time had come.  So the condemned dog ate his last meal – the best part of a chicken.  He followed me out to the car and jumped in enthusiastically – a ride in the car usually means a walk …

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His love in time past (Ps 9)

How do you stir yourself to praise when you feel discouraged and defeated? David remembered the past and found new confidence for the future.

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Restored by the power of Jesus (4:31-36)

Jesus entered Simon’s house in Capernaum and healed his mother-in-law. All Jesus’s miracles were signs. But what did this sign point to?

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Naomi’s Story: Our Story (Ruth 4)

In a totally unexpected final twist, Naomi’s happy ending turns out to be a happy ending not just for Naomi, Boaz and Ruth but for all Israel and for us ….

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