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Dear Worn Out & Weary (Letters To The Hurting)

Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength.  It is wisdom to take occasional furlough.  In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.  Charles Spurgeon 

I’m dusting off and reintroducing a…

The Reality Of Heaven (The Blessed Hope)

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of

Sharing Our Faith In Light Of Eternity (The Blessed Hope)

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of

Staying Ready (The Blessed Hope)

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of

The Big Question: When Will Jesus Come Back? (The Blessed Hope)

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of

ESTHER (Profiles In Courage)

When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape.  For if you remain silent at this time, relief

STEPHEN (Profiles In Courage)

But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.  And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face was like the face of an angel.  Acts 6:10,15 

Often the…

JOSEPH (Profiles In Courage)

When considering Bible heroes to present in this “Profiles In Courage” series, I have to admit that one of my favorite books of the Bible, Genesis, has several characters worth covering.  Abraham is certainly a man of courage; called to…

DAVID (Profiles In Courage)

I’m going to be spending the next few weeks going through a series titled PROFILES IN COURAGE.  I introduced this topic last year in 2020 and these blogs were interspersed throughout the year.  My heart has been drawn to stories…

Our Refuge & Fortress - Psalm 91 (Summer of Psalms)

Psalm 91 


He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High 
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 

I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, 
    my God, in whom I trust.” 

A Promise Of Restoration - Psalm 51 (Summer of Psalms)

Psalm 51 


Have mercy on me, O God, 
    according to your steadfast love; 
according to your abundant mercy 
    blot out my transgressions. 

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, 
    and cleanse me from my sin! 

For I know

The Heavens Declare His Glory! - Psalm 19 (Summer of Psalms)

Psalm 19 


The heavens declare the glory of God, 
    and the sky above proclaims His handiwork. 

Day to day pours out speech, 
    and night to night reveals knowledge. 

There is no speech, nor are there words, 
    whose

Resting In The Shepherd - Psalm 23 (Summer of Psalms)

Psalm 23 


The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 


    He makes me lie down in green pastures. 
He leads me beside still waters. 


    He restores my soul. 
He leads me in paths of righteousness 
    for

ELIJAH (Profiles In Courage)

We're giving this series, Profiles In Courage, a bit of a reboot.  I enjoyed starting this topic back in 2020 as I love looking at heroes of the Bible.  My thought has been to spend an entire series (a single…

True Identity (Conquering Giants)

A real buzzword of today’s culture is the word identity. It seems today more than ever, we spend time talking about identity and being able to be who we truly are meant to be. Of course in a broken…

Relationship > Religion (Conquering Giants)

Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of

Getting Ready To Say “I Do” (Walking The Path)

As we’ve gone through the past few weeks, everything has really been building toward a culmination of what this all leads to:  marriage.  Our years of singleness and our years of dating are (hopefully) preparing us for the years we…

Intentional Dating, Part 2 (Walking The Path)

Last time we began this conversation on dating knowing that much of what we encounter in our dating relationships can lead to brokenness and pain.  Honestly, what I write I wish I had taken to heart as a young man…

Intentional Dating, Part 1 (Walking The Path)

When I was in high school (over 20 years ago now!) there was a very popular book in Christian circles about dating.  The title was eye-catching and thought-provoking:  I Kissed Dating Goodbye.  It was probably in every youth pastor’s…

Will I Be Single Forever? (Walking The Path)

Perhaps what you are reading is not the usual content you might come to expect from the weekly As Bold As Lions blog.  I know it feels a bit “out of my wheel house” as they say and in full…