Our Wonder Room

The Radiance of God

Sunrise from Fort Casey State Park by Keith Turley

One afternoon last week I wanted to listen to some songs by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. And sprinkled in there came the classic by Paul Simon, ‘Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes’. Just about each morning since then that refrain plays in my head at some point. This morning I figured I’d better spend some … Read more

Give Me Understanding

“I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.” Psalm 119:93 Unlike yesterday, this morning I didn’t wake up with a song to inspire some quiet reflection. What did come to me as I sat down was the verse above, as a “Verse of the Day.” So I found myself … Read more

What Comes Naturally

Kneeling before the cross

“Only by grace can we enter, Only by grace can we stand.” Perhaps it is because the topic yesterday as I sat in the pew was about grace. Whatever the reason, I woke up this morning with the words above circulating through my mind. Not the whole hymn, just those specific words by Gerrit Gustafson. And the more I … Read more

That Sense of Wonder

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger May you never take one single breath for granted God forbid love ever leave you empty-handed I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean Whenever one door closes I hope one … Read more