Sunday, May 27, 2012

Life: An animal watcher's psalm

As the deer pants for water
May my soul long for Thee.

As the pup yearns and reaches
May my heart feel Your touch.

As the cattle graze on hills
May my being enjoy Your care.

As the kitten sleeps in serenity
May my spirit rest in trust.

As the pelican plunges into sea
May my mind hunger for truth.

As the shorebird advance and retreat
May my will move with Thee.

As the sheep live in pasture
May my soul be at peace.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Non-profit of the month: May 2012 - Ligonier Ministries

When I go for walks or ride the exercise bike, I like to take the iPod shuffle along to listen to something. I find myself often loading up podcasts from Ligonier Ministries. The group got its name from its original founding as a Christian study center in Ligonier Valley in Pennsylvania. The main content provider is RC Sproul. Since he is getting quite old, the organization has been adding materials from other teachers as well. In today's world where it is easy to think, new must always be better than old and novel is always more useful than traditional, it is reassuring to know there are groups like Ligonier that teach the straightforward truths of the Bible.