God Moves in a Mysterious Way — October 2019

William Cowper (pronounced Cooper) was born in 1731 in Berkhampstead, England. His life was one of tragedy and mental illness. His frail childhood was marked by the death of his mother when he was only 6 years old. Though he endured a terribly difficult education in a boarding school, he became quite gifted in the…

Be Thou My Vision – January 2019

The dawn of a new year inspires hope, optimism, and for many people, a renewed resolve to do something better than we did it the year before. The ambition to do better and be better can be a good thing. And yet, we have a tragic history of being self-centered, self-serving, and self reliant. We…

Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us – HOTM 9/18

The image of a Shepherd can get lost on many of us. Especially if you’re an urbanite like myself. I think there might be 5 sheep in Southern CA. But it was most certainly a familiar image in Jesus’ day. Shepherding wasn’t just a common occupation at that time, it was a massively sacred theme…