These Hands

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

Wounded

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.

Philippians 1:15-20: Christ Exalted By Any Means

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

Home

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

The “Great Falling Out”

"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”

Why Read Christian Books?

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?

Philippians 1:12-14: Imprisoned for Christ, Advancing the Gospel

Read Philippians 1:12-14. I LOVE these verses! They are filled with so much hope and encouragement for all of us who are in Christ! Let's dig in. My Circumstances This is as practical as it gets. We all have circumstances. And in the context of this passage we are talking about negative circumstances. Sometimes they … Continue reading Philippians 1:12-14: Imprisoned for Christ, Advancing the Gospel

Philippians 1:7-11: Completed Together

"You All" Last time we talked about verse six and the promise of sanctification. I have heard that verse quoted most often in an individual context. However, when you look at the context of this whole portion of Scripture, you will find what we so often minimalize, and sometimes miss entirely. In verses 3-8, Paul … Continue reading Philippians 1:7-11: Completed Together