nearness

“How can a man remain what he was when he has gotten near God?” the nearness of God… “But as for me, the nearness of God is my good…” We’ve probably all heard the phrase, “Getting” or “becoming closer to God,” as if we bring ourselves near(er) to God through our own efforts, obedience, faith, … More nearness

the quest for rest

“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You.” – Isaiah 26:3 If you’re at all like me, sometimes it may be difficult to learn how to rest and enter into peace. At times, I’m constantly thinking of what I “should” and “could” be doing with my (“free”) time, of … More the quest for rest

Coming of Age

From Sinner, to Saint, to Failure, to Called Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not … More Coming of Age