July 20, 2018

Archives for October 2011

The Grip Is Strong

We are a checklist-driven people. Give us a list of things to accomplish, and we are driven to check off every last one. That’s how we were in school. I have to take algebra to get out of here? Fine, I’ll take algebra. Check. Now that it’s done, I never have to deal with algebra […]

Another Look: David And The Rich Young Ruler

Oswald Chambers asks, “Are you more devoted to your idea of what Jesus wants than to Himself?” Yes, Lord, I am. I will admit that my answer came so readily because God’s been hammering away at me for months to get me to see the distinction in a personal way. How often I pick the […]

How Do You Say “I Love You?”

David Cornwell is a long-time reader and commenter at InternetMonk. Many (and I do mean many) of you have written to me personally asking if David could write something longer than his comments for us. Chaplain Mike and I both agreed that David’s contributions would be most welcome here. Please join me in welcoming David […]

Don’t Hug Your Hatred

Recently I read a passage of scripture that I’d never heard before. It was about forgiveness and extending mercy to others. While you will probably disagree with me about my use of the word “scripture,” I think you will still find it to be very good reading. And won’t we all benefit from a few […]

A Dog Named Beau

This morning, Damaris shared a poem about taking in creation with the Creator. About relaxing and enjoying what the Lord made for us to enjoy. She suggested we might just take time to scratch a dog’s belly. Lean on a fence post. Do something that is not “productive” or “necessary.” We were encouraged to take […]


This Sunday I have a more whimsical poem for you.  Read it carefully, putting aside for a moment any tense insistence on perfect doctrine or scruples passed down from Puritan forefathers.  Maybe, when you’re done reading it, you can turn off the computer and go outside for a half-hour or so, just leaning on the […]

iMonk Classic: Dr. StrangeLiturgy

Here is one of my favorite classic essays by Michael Spencer. I, too, grew up as a believer in the “tent revival” atmosphere. I, too, was taught that liturgy equaled deadness and man-made religion. Now I am looking for liturgy. Now I’m looking for music that is all about God, and not about how I […]

Saturday Ramblings 10.15.11

The temperature was a very crisp but pleasant 52 when I went out this morning. Apples line the produce shelves at the grocery. Football is, well, how ’bout them Sooners? Welcome to the falling leaves edition of Saturday Ramblings. This is a time of the week when we sift through the leftovers to see what […]

The Third Joyful Mystery: The Birth Of Our Lord

This is part four of our look at the mysteries of the Rosary. I would like to remind you that if you want to purchase a Rosary for yourself, you don’t have to look any further than to the righthand side of this page for Alan Creech Rosaries. Alan is a longtime friend of InternetMonk, […]

Open Mic: Is The Virgin Birth Necessary?

As Martha of Ireland walks us through the mysteries of the Rosary, we have visited the topic of the virgin birth of Christ. There have been some comments wondering if it is necessary to believe in the virgin birth in order to be a Christian. I asked a friend what she thought about this. “Yes,” […]