“The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse devours the earth.” (Isaiah 24:5-6a) “None is righteous, no, not one. No one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, […]
Passion Week. Tuesday: His Choice for His Chosen
“I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting.” (Isaiah 50:6) “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep…For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my […]
Passion Week. Monday: Before the Foundation of the World
“He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise Him on the heel.” (Genesis 3:15) “…this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God…” (Acts2:23) “Then He took the twelve aside and said to them,“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem,and all things which are written through the prophets […]
Easter is my favorite holy day. I love Christmas, and the mindfulness of all that God had planned from eternity past, prophesied for centuries, God Himself actually coming into this earthly realm in the body of an infant is more than I can comprehend. But Christmas without Easter is not much of a story. […]
Who’s Telling The Story?
When “Pirates of the Caribbean” came out years ago we watched it with our kids. I wasn’t initially enamored with the character Johnny Depp played – the notorious “Captain Jack Sparrow” – but eventually could enjoy parts of the film. One scene in particular must have struck a chord for our kids. Two misfit pirates […]
People might. God won’t.
Holidays can be hard. God used this verse to minister to me in a special way a few years ago. Life was dark. I was about to be extinguished. People who said they were helping just heaped more condemnation. I tried harder, it got worse. The future seemed dismal. If they gave up on me, […]
Great Article on Depression
This is a great article by The Gospel Coalition on depression and anxiety. It’s written specifically for ministers, but the truths are relevant to all Christians. “The best counselors have themselves been in counseling. It’s how God works.” and ““Damaged” does not mean “ineffective.” It does not mean “done.”” remind us all that everything God […]
Don’t Assume You Know
Don’t Assume You Know
We are created with a need to be accepted, to belong and be loved and valued. Every human wants the blessing — an affirmation of worth, approval, a future, potential, acceptance. John Trent and Gary Smalley define The Blessing as “A life-changing gift of unconditional love and acceptance passed down from one generation to the […]
Lots of things have happened in the last year, a lot of falling, learning, and getting back up. Lots of things on my mind to write, but first some remodeling is needed. So be patient, keep up with me on Twitter and check back soon.