Lift Up Holy Hands and Praise the Lord! Inspiration from The High Calling

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Lift Up Holy Hands and Praise the Lord Psalm 134:1-3 Lift up holy hands in prayer, and praise the LORD. Psalm 134:2 When I was a boy, verses like Psalm 134 worried me. Scripture seemed to be clearly calling me and my fellow believers to lift our hands in prayer, but we Presbyterians didn’t do [Read More...]

Does God Keep a Record of Our Sins?

Does God Keep a Record of Our Sins? Psalm 130:1-8 LORD, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive? But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you. Psalm 130:3-4 My friend Nick grew up in a church that was very eager to keep him from sinning. [Read More...]

Does God Care About Mother’s Day? Inspiration from The High Calling

Does God Care About Mother’s Day? Psalm 128:6 May you live to enjoy your grandchildren. May Israel have peace! Psalm 128:6 Today is Mother’s Day in the United States. This means that many of us will get together with our mothers to celebrate their lives and thank them for their faithfulness. Those of us who [Read More...]

Masterpieces from Rubbish – Inspiration from the High Calling

Masterpieces from Rubbish Psalm 118:1-29 The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. Psalm 118:22 My friend Robert is an unusual artist. He makes masterpieces out of rubbish. Literally. I first got to know Robert at Laity Lodge, where he was one of our artists-in-residence. As soon as he arrived, he headed [Read More...]


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