Author Archives: philipcarbert

Racism. Riots. What Now 2 Do?

If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance. 1 Corinthians 12:26 MSG We don’t have to choose sides. Here is what … Continue reading

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God’s Faithfulness, And My Own

I can never repay the gift of God’s grace that saved me from my wretchedness. But what I fear is ever denying the gift. Or of not heeding God’s call with a “Here I am. Send me.” I take for … Continue reading

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On Joy

This is the day which the LORD has made;Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 NASB And then there is this: You make known to me the path of life;in your presence there is fullness of joy;at … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Surprise

Lord, catch me off guard today. Surprise me with some moment of beauty or pain so that at least for the moment, I may be startled into seeing that you are here in all your splendor, always and everywhere, barely … Continue reading

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On Repentence

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NKJV But God. So this promise, made to David’s son Solomon, remains operative for the people called by His name today: Then if my people who are called by … Continue reading

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On Vocation

God has also planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds, a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy. Ecclesiastes 3:11 (AMPC, Paraphrased) We have two vocations in … Continue reading

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The Christian Mission Statement:

To know Him and to make Him known.

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Martin Luther on Discipleship

“If I profess with loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except that little point which the world and the Devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may … Continue reading

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Live Obsessed

Live obsessed by God so that your abiding awareness of Him continually pushes itself to the forefront of your life.

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On Surrender

The nature of God’s peace is never experienced in our self-sufficiency, but only in a relationship resembling the dependence of a child on a parent. God has no trouble carrying on conversations with three-year-olds, because three-year-olds have not yet been … Continue reading

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