Water in the Ship

“All the water in all the oceans can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside.” Eugene Petersen. Nothing in the ocean of life around us can sink us, unless we let it get inside of us. When illness comes, or anxiety grips us, or conflict rocks our relationships, it’s easy to come to the conclusion …

Fake Grass

I saw a sign the other day at the nursery. It was advertising artificial lawn. Fake grass. “No mowing. No watering. No mess.” the sign said. It looked great! No inconvenience. And no care needed. Neat. Tidy. But fake. There’s so much fake grass around us, isn’t there? Our world seems enamoured with the pursuit …

The power of a pause

There’s an interesting word in Scripture. “Selah” It’s found 71 times in the Psalms, and 3 times in the Old Testament book of Habakkuk. There is some uncertainty about the exact meaning of Selah. Some commentators believe it came from the word Salah, to pause. Selah. Stop, pause, and think about it. The practice of …