Posts from July 2020

Posts from July 2020

A Psalm for Your Calm: Psalm 14

In 2006, prominent English biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins released the book “The God Delusion.” Selling more than three million copies and making its way near the top of the New York Times Bestsellers list brought Dawkins to the forefront as one of the most prominent anti-religious voices in the world. Ironically, while Dawkins is considered a respected author and teacher in his field, he also is someone that God considers a fool. While this might seem audacious, the Psalmist…

A Psalm for Your Calm: Psalm 13

“How long will this go one?” It’s a question on many of our minds as we continue to fight the present pandemic. When is it going to end? If we could only see a light at the end of the tunnel—a tangible stopping point—it would make our situation much more bearable. Yet, as it stands, no one really knows the answer as to when this will be over. That’s tough. We aren’t the only ones who ask this question, in…
Women watering plants with sprinklers in a warm sunlight

Are You Watering Your Garden?

With the increased heat of Texas summer fully upon us, I find myself—once again—investing more time in the maintenance of my yard. Diligence in evening watering is absolutely necessary lest my poor grass shrivels under the scorching heat of the sun. Added to my list of yard duties is caring for a little garden we started back in March; full of tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, the occasional Bell pepper, and watermelon. If my grass suffers under such oppressive heat, my garden…

A Psalm for Your Calm: Psalm 11

When faced with a dangerous presence, humans often respond in one of two ways: fight or flight. When we feel threatened, we either stand our ground and fight to the bitter end, or we run away in fear. If I am being honest with my own weaknesses, I am often tempted to avoid controversy rather than stare it down. While this might be an admirable quality when trying to avoid unnecessary strife, it can be an excuse for cowardice in…