diapsalmata navbrand

ministry

diapsalmata brandmark

Broken Indispensable

The room opened to the excited smiles of the ladies in my special needs Sunday school class. Turning to close the door behind me, I heard one of them say, I'm so happy she's here! I just love Dawn!" My heart leapt at her words. Love is a thing that always astonishes me; theirs not […]

diapsalmata brandmark

The Underestimated God

From my friend Petra at This Good Steward, a link  to an incredible message by Ligon Duncan. For anyone who (like me) has experienced darkness and doubt -- sheer depression and the "why God?!" that billows from an overtaxed soul, there is comfort (and hope!) for you. The Underestimated God : Together for the Gospel […]

diapsalmata brandmark

Evidently a Nobody

Humbling words from Calvin (here quoted by Spurgeon). Despite our proud resistance of the fact, God does not need us; but in His grace, He allows us to play a small part in His grand and continuing storyline of redemption. "It is of the utmost importance to us to be kept humble. Consciousness of self-importance […]

all things for good... even depression

All Things for Good... Even Depression

From the great Spurgeon. Timely words on God’s sovereignty in the midst of debilitating depression– “MY DEAR BRETHREN,—I greatly value your prayers, and I feel intensely grateful for that Benjamin’s share in them which is ever my portion. I never consciously needed your intercessions more than I do just now, for I may say with […]

diapsalmata brandmark

The Least of These

Today my daughter and I visited a nursing home. To say that it was pleasant is to tell an untruth. The place was, to all of my senses, detestable. Smelly, noisy, and full of hopeless inactivity to be sure; but it was the lifeless despair which most characterized the inmates of that place. My heart […]

diapsalmata brandmark

The Call of the Jericho Road

“The parable of the Good Samaritan is nothing if not provocative.”[1] So says the prologue to the book, Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road. Notably, a similar sentiment is often expressed concerning the book’s author himself, Timothy Keller. A graduate and later adjunct professor of Westminster Theological Seminary, he has been dubbed […]