The Pilgrim Log

Weekly Inspiration to Live Your Daily Pilgrimage

Peace or Division: Did Jesus Contradict Himself?

The same Jesus who said, “Blessed are the peacemakers,” also proclaimed this in Sunday’s Gospel reading: Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. (Luke 12:51) Did Jesus contradict himself? During this month’s Meet the Master session at Pilgrim Center of Hope, I […]

What Is the Solution to All the Problems In Our Lives?

In the past few weeks, I have experienced some unexpected challenges. After receiving a disappointing phone call, I put down my phone and sighed, “Jesus, I trust in You,” for I know from Scripture and from personal experience, God works everything for the good (Romans 8:28). Even though we may know we can trust him, […]

Redeemed from Destruction

Has your desire for productivity seeped into your faith or prayer life? What have I done for God today? is a common question in religious circles – whether in personal reflection or otherwise. For years, I focused on what I was doing… or not doing …for God. My good intentions steadily morphed into unhealthy scruples. […]