Author: David Kaiser-Cross

A New Chapter

A New Chapter

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19) A week from today I will be waking up to new chapter called “retirement.” This is something that many, if not most, of you know very well from your own experience. Indeed, I have heard more than […]

What’s For Dinner?

What’s For Dinner?

O taste and see that the LORD is good!  (Psalm 34:8) I never really thought that going the distance in this era of COVID would mean watching more TV. Last year, our daughter Sarah gave us the gift of co-membership on her Netflix account. I am convinced that we use it much more than she does. […]

Armaggedon or Artistry?

Armaggedon or Artistry?

He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. (Matthew 3:11c) Snuggled down here in Florida, Deb and I, and the kids, have been watching anxiously as fires out in California have consumed not only precious timberland, but precious home and lives. A couple of weeks ago, an unusual weather pattern over the […]

Remembering

Remembering

The mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my loving kindness shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the LORD, who has compassion on you. (Isaiah 54:10) When I was in Kindergarten, I was hyperactive and hard to manage. The teacher had to send me […]

Through the Doldrums

Through the Doldrums

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16) Connecting with kids, siblings, and relatives through Facetime or phone is something we do almost every day. “Hey, how’s it going,” we ask. “Fine,” is the reply. […]

You Are Not Random

You Are Not Random

For it is that God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (II Corinthians 4:6) I think I have may have mentioned previously that I like to take my walk early […]

Resilience?

Resilience?

Imprisonments, beatings, near death. Five times forty lashes. Three times beaten with rods, one time stoned. Three times shipwrecked. Adrift on the sea for a day; danger on every front; sleepless in hunger and thirst; and apart from all this, there is the daily pressure upon me of my anxiety for all the churches. (2 […]

Are We A Beloved Community?

Are We A Beloved Community?

Let love be genuine. Hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good. Love one another with familial affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. (Romans 12:9-10) When the Apostle Paul addressed the above words to his community in Rome, somehow he knew that it wouldn’t be religious rules, regulations, or legalisms that would […]

Make God Smile Today

Make God Smile Today

Thus says the Lord: ‘Let not the wise one glory in wisdom; let not the mighty one boast in strength; let not the rich glory in wealth; but let those who glory, glory in this: that one understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the […]

Drinking From My Saucer

Drinking From My Saucer

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup overflows.  (Psalm 23:5) When I was a little boy, I sat with my father at the breakfast table watching him attempt to cool is Folgers Instant coffee by tipping his cup and letting some spill over […]

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