Hallowing the Name

Matthew 6 9 revised 2“Hallowed” isn’t a word I use much in casual conversation, but I say it every day as I pray the only prayer Jesus taught His disciples. To “hallow” means to hold in high regard, to render sacred, to revere. And so Jesus instructed us to pray that, as children of the heavenly Father, we would live in such a way that we bring honor to our Fatherthat we would “do His name proud” as my southern granny would say. Continue reading

Even Before

Psalm 139-4 - ad-friendly“Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.” Psalm 139:4 (ESV)

There are lists. There are lists of symptoms for depression and lists of the observable behaviors of mania. In fact, such episodes have elements so universal they can be succinctly delineated in bullet points.* Continue reading