A Time To Weep, And A Time To Laugh

Life is full of ups and downs that come in many unexpected moments. It oscillates from one extreme to another, from sorrow to celebration. It can be the joyful surprise of a long-awaited pregnancy or the grief from the sudden loss of a loved one.  Ecclesiastes chapter 3 begins with pairs of opposites that serve as poetic merisms to convey a sense of the totality of human endeavour in all its manifold forms.  It starts with the contrast of birth […]

The Overcoming

I turned 60 this March, and was one excited sexagenarian, anticipating what this next decade would bring my way, and extremely eager to have a glimpse of where the Lord would lead in this new season.  My fifties had been an absolute blast, and I attribute this totally to visiting Israel in my Jubilee year in obedience to the Lord for something difficult He had been prompting me to do.  The rewards for that step of obedience had been immense. […]