George Herbert (1593-1633), a 17th century Welsh-born Anglican priest and poet, is believed by many to be the greatest religious poet in the English language.
This famous pattern poem (see how the words appear as wings especially if you turn it sideways as the poem was originally published), “Easter Wings,” allows the reader see the hope and reality of our shared resurrection in Jesus Christ.
A beautiful and insightful commentary on this poem can be found on ChristianityToday.com, where we found this beautiful design of Herbert’s poem.
Are you sick of constantly striving? Do your efforts to make your life successful leave you worn out and stressed? God offers us a different way of living. Listen to today’s NavigateLife segment as we examine Psalm 23.
Having nothing, yet possessing everything (2 Corinthians 6:10)
Weak, yet strong (2 Corinthians 12:10)
Outwardly wasting away, yet inwardly being renewed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:16)
This reality of the Christian life is seen most clearly in Easter…when Christ dies to bring life. Evil thought it had won, but it was actually Satan, sin, and death that were defeated by the cross. These truths are beautifully presented in this video:
Chad Harms is the senior pastor of Creekside Bible Church in Oregon. We became friends after he contacted me about my book The Gift of Church. Since then, God has blessed me with the opportunity of interacting with Chad in a mentoring relationship.
Chad has some great insights into the importance of church that he wrote on his blog so I thought I would link you to his posts. I am excited for what God is doing through Chad at his church, as well as for the way God is helping others think about church through Chad.
Where do you turn when you need to make a tough decision? This week on NavigateLife we are reminded of the importance of seeking wise counsel. We hope you’ll take a moment to listen in and let us know in the comments below how God uses the truth of His Word in your life today.
Disciplining our children can make us feel harsh and overbearing, but is the lesson we’re teaching greater than the pain we endure in the process? On today’s NavigateLife segment we’re discussing parenting. Take a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below.
This week, I am teaching at MOPS on praying with your kids. I am excited both for the opportunity to speak to this beautiful group of women but especially to be able to talk on the topic of prayer.
The disciples spent three years with Jesus. They saw him do amazing miracles, they heard him preach life-changing sermons and they observed him care for the hurting. But, the Bible records that the disciples only asked Jesus to teach them one thing, and it had nothing to do with the public aspects of ministry. The one thing that the disciples asked Jesus to teach them was how to pray.
As parents, it is a helpful reminder that prayer is actually something that can, and needs, to be taught.
Since we are still helping our children learn to pray and I am always looking for good ideas, I thought I would ask for your suggestions. Do you have any ideas for praying with young kids that have been helpful? Are there things you are doing (or did) that really helped your children learn to pray? Or, was there something your parents did that really helped you learn to pray?