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Hurry Up And Wait

I’ve been reading through Proverbs lately.  I love how verse by verse it wrecks me and then builds me back up again.  It is so meaty and full of wise instruction and godly truth.  One particular verse that keeps coming…

Wisdom 101

If I could teach a class on how to become spiritually wise, the textbook would simply be the Book of Proverbs.  The nuggets of truth found within are so relevant to our modern-day society.  I wish I could comment and…

Finish The Race

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 

I’m always amazed by people that run.  I’ve never been a runner and have never been accused of running too…

Good News vs. Fake News

Well we are seeing it in the media everyday, aren’t we?  This idea of #fakenews…primarily stemming from a certain President and a certain cable news network.  “Fake news” has become one of the buzzword phrases of 2017 and for good…

World Changers Wanted!

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with

The Opposite Of Obedience Is Fear

I am not a great thinker or scholar.  But I’ve come to realize that often some of my deepest insights happen when I'm in the shower.  Maybe because it’s an area of forced solitude where the kids can’t get in…

Finish The Song

Right off the top, I’ve gotta be totally real about myself and declare something:   

I have a problem finishing things.   

It’s a startling revelation I know, ha!  Whether it’s some personality trait I possess or just simply sheer…

The Weakest And The Least

“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”  Judges 6:15 

One of my favorite things about the Bible is God’s use…

He Is Their Help And Shield (Psalm 115)

Israel, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help and shield. 
House of Aaron, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help and shield. 
You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help and shield. 

The Greatest Of All Time

Sports are a pretty big deal in my house these days.  It seems with 4 boys all under the age of twelve, their waking hours are spent talking about, watching, and participating in sports.  They collect all sorts of…

Taking The Land

One of the passages God has been speaking to me over the past several months is Numbers 13:  the spies being sent into the Promised Land.  If you recall the story, you remember that this was the point where Moses…

15 Years And Counting!

Today is a special day.  It’s our anniversary:  my wife and I celebrate 15 years of marriage today!  At times, it’s really hard to believe it’s been 15 years already.  At other times, it definitely seems like it’s been…

Dismantling Lies series  Part 3 - Lies About The Church

Note:  For clarity’s sake in this discussion, I will sometimes reference things as “Big C Church" which is God’s Church universal.  “Little c church” is what I understand to be the local church on mission with God.  Slightly nuanced, but

Dismantling Lies series  Part 2 - Lies About God

We’re continuing on in a series that I believe is more of an open discussion than anything else.  I’ve been impressed to write more topically for a few weeks because of the need to give certain issues specific attention…

Dismantling Lies series  Part 1 - Lies About Ourselves

Do you ever wonder as a Christian, as a believer in Christ…is all of this stuff we believe really real?  I mean, do you ever step outside of yourself, your background, your upbringing, your context, etc. and examine, “what if…

How’s Your Hustle?

Can you believe it’s the end of April already?  Where has the year gone?  It’s a third of the way done and if you’re like me, you feel like so much of what you intended to do with 2017 is…

The Benefits Of Staying Spiritually Fit

I’m not an exercise buff.  Not even close.  It’s been weeks, even months since I last worked out.  I used to be better about it and I’d go to the gym on a regular basis.  I had the Y membership…

What Would We Have Said Of Him?

Lots of times when I read Biblical accounts, I like to put myself in the shoes of those who were at the scene.  Like an actor, I imagine myself playing the role of a major character and wonder if…

Learning To Rest

Rest.  Peace.  Quiet. 

What we crave so desperately can sometimes seem so elusive.  We know our bodies need rest and need recharging, but it can be so hard to achieve at times.  Even when we know God calls us…

Finding Contentment In A “Gotta-Have-It-Now” World

I’ve been sensing in these weeks leading up to Easter, the need to focus some attention on evaluating the heart.  My church background did not include much in tradition as far as Lent, but I can see the value of…

Doing It All On Our Own

Do you ever have images pop into your head during a time of prayer?  Not trying to be weird or spooky.  But sometimes the Lord will impress something which I can only assume is a word I need to…

Setting Up Memorial Stones

So Joshua summoned the 12 men he had selected from the Israelites, one man for each tribe, and said to them, “Go across to the ark of the Lord your God in the middle of the Jordan. Each of you