Saturday, September 1st


It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. - Proverbs 25:2

Dear Jesus, our culture has lied to us by making us think that we have a right to know what is going on in everyone else's lives.  They love to make a story out of the evil things others do.  They keep the attention off of you and the powerful grace you are spreading everywhere.   And I have suckered for it.  As all of my peers, I have developed an appetite for tantalizing news that distracts me from more wholesome thinking and living.  Give me the power to diet from all of the "breaking stories".  Help me to settle down to serving real relationships with real durable love and commitment. Give me the strength to live my own reality with you in the middle of it all covering my sins and erasing guilt and shame.  Amen

"The devil likes to get us to say "wow" at bizarre sin.  God likes to get us to say "wow" at redeeming, purifying, changing grace."