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Are You Open to God’s Will for Your Life?

One of the books I routinely recommend to people is the collected letters of Jack Miller. Last week reminded me why. In one letter, Jack offers some advice to his daughter and son-in-law, who are seeking to discern whether they should serve as missionaries to Ireland....

Embracing the Gift of Limits

If you’ve been at Crossroads in recent years, you have heard the name Peter Scazzero. His books The Emotionally Healthy Church, The Emotionally Healthy Leader, and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality have helped the elders, Pastor Vinnie, and me think about the kind of...

Three Things I Liked This Week

Since Carl Trueman is one of my favorite writers, it’s no surprise that I like his article over at World Opinions, titled, “The Third Great Awakening?”   2. I liked the following section of Charles Spurgeon’s sermon, “Israel’s...

Three Things I Liked This Week

As is typical around here, I liked something Charles Spurgeon wrote. It comes from his evening devotional for March 8: Sad hearts have peculiar skill in discovering the most disadvantageous point of view from which to gaze upon a trial; if there were only one swamp in...

Meditation on Psalm 40

Introduction  Psalm 40 is a song of triumph and a cry of distress. God’s past deliverance (vv. 1–3) infuses David with hope for the future (vv. 11–12) and informs his present request: “O LORD, make haste to help me!” (v. 13). Reflection At an unspecified point in...