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Thankful in Everything…Even For 2020

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

We’re in a month that centers around “thankfulness” as we celebrate Thanksgiving…one of my favorite…

The Gospel Of Me (THROWBACK MONTH)

(Originally posted 7-24-19) 

I am Thy servant to do Thy will, and that will is sweeter to me than position or riches or fame, and I choose it above all things on Earth or in Heaven.  A.W. Tozer 

Dear Worn Out & Weary (THROWBACK MONTH)

(Originally posted 11-6-19) 

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 

A…

That The Whole World Would Hear (PRAYER POINTS)

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 

Well we are here after a month focused on prayer, ending at a point which I think makes logical sense.  These prayer points have taken ever-widening circles.  First we looked…

Let Us Become Living Sacrifices (PRAYER POINTS)


Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 

As this blog has centered on various themes over the past 3+ years, I have yet to take time to really delve into a topic most near and dear to…

Profiles In Courage - ESTHER

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

Profiles In Courage - JOHN THE BAPTIST

As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, 
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 
‘Prepare the way of the Lord, 
    make His paths straight. 
Every valley shall be filled, 
    and every mountain

He Will Do It Again!

(Originally posted 6-1–17) 

I love Psalm 77.  When I was first starting out writing music and specifically, worship music, I would go to the Psalms.  Of course this was where any budding songwriter would go because the book is literally…

Filled With Peace

(Originally posted 4-3-19)

If you’ve read much of the Bible, you know the concept of peace is often cited; certainly through the Gospels with Jesus but also in many other contexts.  It can be a very broad term in which…

Passing The Baton

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.  Share

What In The World? 5 Things 2020 Has Taught Us As Christians

2020 has been an amazing ride so far, hasn’t it?  In a span of just a few short months we’ve seen some things that appear apocalyptic in nature.  Earthquakes, locust plagues, tornadoes, wildfires, and yes, the widespread pandemic known as…

Profiles In Courage - ELIJAH

For this week’s installment of Profiles In Courage, I’m impressed once again to look at someone whose life didn’t fall in line with the rest of the audience surrounding him.  As we looked last time at Noah, we saw…

The Worry Monster

As I sit here doing social distancing and writing blogs and devotional content, I’m fully aware of one thing:  it is a strange time to be alive.  In 40+ years on this Earth, there have been some big moments in…

The Greatest Of These Is Love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does

Profiles In Courage - NOAH

I’m excited to set up a new series that will be ongoing over the course of this year.  Much like the “Prayers Of The Bible” blogs from 2019, I wanted to initiate early on something we could come back to…

Strengthening The Home:  Where It All Begins (2020 Vision) 

But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living.

Moving Into A New Season: Are You Ready? (2020 Vision)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 

I chose to start out 2020 with a blog series that is in many ways vision-minded and…

No Room At The Inn

First things first:  Merry Christmas Since starting this blog in 2017, the dates have never lined up for the blog post to actually land on Christmas.  So this blog is extra special just for that reason.  It is Christmas…

What Can I Offer Him?

(Originally posted 12-13-18) 

I have a dilemma every year around Christmas.  My dilemma is this:  my wife is a not much of a gift person.  I mean, she likes getting gifts and won’t turn up her nose at any…

When It's Ok To Quit

A couple of months ago, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck made headlines when he announced he would be retiring from professional football.  The news came as a shock to the sports community as the 29 year-old Luck stepped down, seemingly…

The Power Of The Tongue

(Originally posted 7-12-18)

And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is

An Unsafe Faith

(Originally posted 5-15-19)

I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.  Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one.  Three times I

Rooted In Self-Control (The Fruit Series)


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5:22,23 

Well, this goal of getting through all 9 fruits of the Spirit is now nearly complete.  I had no idea when I…

Determined In Faith (The Fruit Series)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5:22,23 

Taking a slight turn this week, our discussion of The Fruit moves toward faith itself.  As mentioned, all traits within Galatians 5:22,23…