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To love another person is to see the face of God

Taken from: True love suffers. Love entails vulnerability. The Latin word for wound is vulnus, from which we derive ‘vulnerable.’ Similarly, passion means to suffer. Suffering in Latin is patior, from which we get the English word ‘patience’ and ultimately ‘passion.’ It’s the vulnerability ANR creates that scares people away. The intimacy is too much for them…

Psalm 99

New International Version (NIV) 1 The Lord reigns,     let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim,     let the earth shake. 2 Great is the Lord in Zion;     he is exalted over all the nations. 3 Let them praise your great and awesome name—     he is holy. 4 The King is mighty, he loves justice—     you have established…

Psalm 98

New International Version (NIV) A psalm. 1 Sing to the Lord a new song,     for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm     have worked salvation for him. 2 The Lord has made his salvation known     and revealed his righteousness to the nations. 3 He has remembered his love     and his faithfulness to Israel;…

Psalm 97

New International Version (NIV) 1 The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad;     let the distant shores rejoice. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him;     righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3 Fire goes before him     and consumes his foes on every side. 4 His lightning lights up the world;     the earth sees and trembles. 5 The…

Psalm 96

New International Version (NIV) 1 Sing to the Lord a new song;     sing to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Sing to the Lord, praise his name;     proclaim his salvation day after day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations,     his marvelous deeds among all peoples. 4 For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;     he is…

Psalm 95

New International Version (NIV) 1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;     let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving     and extol him with music and song. 3 For the Lord is the great God,     the great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth,     and the mountain peaks belong to…

2 Peter 3:4

Bible Rank: 189 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” NIV Top verses countdown

Psalm 94

New International Version (NIV) 1 The Lord is a God who avenges.     O God who avenges, shine forth. 2 Rise up, Judge of the earth;     pay back to the proud what they deserve. 3 How long, Lord, will the wicked,     how long will the wicked be jubilant? 4 They pour out arrogant words;     all the evildoers are full of…

Psalm 93

New International Version (NIV) 1 The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty;     the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength;     indeed, the world is established, firm and secure. 2 Your throne was established long ago;     you are from all eternity. 3 The seas have lifted up, Lord,     the seas have lifted up their voice;     the…

John 20:19

Bible Rank: 191 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” NIV Top verses countdown

Psalm 92

New International Version (NIV) [a] A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day. 1 It is good to praise the Lord     and make music to your name, O Most High, 2 proclaiming your love in the morning     and your faithfulness at night, 3 to the music of the ten-stringed lyre     and the melody of the harp. 4 For you…

Psalm 91

New International Version (NIV) 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High     will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a] 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,     my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you     from the fowler’s snare     and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He…

Dictional laziness

When most people slap the word “fetish” on our desire, what they really mean is “kink.” There’s a tendency to be lazy with all word choices and I thinks this reflects poor vocabulary in our culture. Our failure to distinguish and discern variations between words causes many to mislabel this relationship because “fetish” rolls off the tongue…

1 John 1:7

Bible Rank: 194 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. NIV Top verses countdown

My secret ingredient

While chatting with a recently married man after church last Sunday, he mentioned how he and his wife have a female friend who makes some amazing food. “I’d love it if she would show my wife some of her cooking secrets, but women like to trademark things,” he bemoaned. He added that it’s some kinda…

Psalm 90

New International Version (NIV) BOOK IV Psalms 90–106 A prayer of Moses the man of God. 1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place     throughout all generations. 2 Before the mountains were born     or you brought forth the whole world,     from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 3 You turn people back to dust,     saying, “Return to dust, you…