I have thought and prayed a lot about writing a book over the last couple of years. I kept feeling that nudge and desire to do it. And I kept feeling as though it needed to be about walking through the darkness as a Christian. Any time I would feel the tug to begin writing, … Continue reading The Dark Night of the Soul
DEVOTION Last night at youth, we introduced ourselves to Paul and talked about how his life shows us God can save anyone. No matter how unlovable, sinful, or messed up you think you are, God is willing and able to free you from your sins and give you new life! The best part is that … Continue reading Reflect: Ephesians 1:1
Students, as you return to school this week, here is a quick thought to remember. You are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14-16). You are not just going to school. Every day, every thing, in the Christian life is significant. Nothing is wasted. Every moment has the potential to glorify God, no matter how … Continue reading Shine Your Light
These hands have ruined everything they have touched. These ears have heard the cry, "Guilty!", from God the Just. These eyes have witnessed things they can't unsee. This tongue can tell the awful taste those things always leave. This nose has smelled the awful stench from my rotten heart. It beats a little softer every … Continue reading These Hands
I've been writing songs since I was around 18 years old. These two songs are the ones I am the proudest of. They tell a story using the characters from a deck of cards and the theme of Jesus' parable of the wise and foolish builders. The point is the life built on Christ is … Continue reading House of Cards
My new song, "Wounded", is about the aftermath of a fight between two people who care about each other. It is that moment when you realize you have both wounded each other with your words and you lay your weapons down. I hope you enjoy it!Click above to listen. More on my music page.
These verses reveal two main themes to Paul's life and ministry. While he was in prison he could have been worrying himself about his own condition. Instead, his concern was for the proclamation and exaltation of Christ by any means necessary. That Christ Is Proclaimed "What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense … Continue reading Philippians 1:15-20: Christ Exalted By Any Means
My newest original song is titled "Home." I have been thinking and writing a lot about Heaven and our future hope lately. I hope you are blessed and inspired by it! The song ends with the chorus of my favorite hymn, Softly and Tenderly (by Will L. Thompson, Public Domain). Click above to listen. Lyrics … Continue reading Home
"When the church is ostracized and suffering, we’re following in the footsteps of Jesus. We’re joining our King in exile." - Elliot Clark I've been a part of those church visitation programs before. You know what I mean. THOSE visitation programs. On a given weeknight the church (the few that the pastor successfully convinced to … Continue reading The “Great Falling Out”
I have a confession. It may not be surprising to some. I LOVE books! Not just any books, though. I love soul stirring, faith shaping, theology forming, God glorifying books. Lately, I have found myself wishing I could transfer that love of Christian reading to others somehow. I see how beneficial to the soul it … Continue reading Why Read Christian Books?