"...always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you..." 1 Peter 3:15 ESV The world has come face to face with the fragility of life. Many are scared. Many confused. Microscopic bacteria is bringing entire nations to their knees. The feeling of … Continue reading Covid-19: A Divine Appointment?
More original songs can be heard on my music page. Lyrics: Foolishness, the message to the world The message of the cross What a privilege to be found among Those He calls to lose it all Persecuted all across the world Forsaking even their own lives Hear the voices of their joyful song Echoing into … Continue reading Hallelujah: A Song For the Persecuted Church
There is a lot of practical, applicational value for us in this Psalm. How many are your foes? No matter what your situation in life is, you have many foes and they are constantly rising against you. First, most of us can think of very real and physical foes who wish to do us harm. … Continue reading Salvation Belongs to the Lord (Psalm 3)
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
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
"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?
This began as a Facebook post, but became too long. So now it lives as a blog post. A brief, and somewhat sarcastic, description of social media platforms 1. Facebook (Baby Boomers and Gen X)- The place where we make our lives and families seem happier and healthier than they actually are. It's like a … Continue reading A Brief Thought On Social Media Platforms
There are some weeks, when you are preparing for your lessons and messages in ministry, that the Holy Spirit springs open the floodgates in your heart and mind. You sense the Spirit. You can do nothing but think about what the Holy Spirit is teaching you and showing you, and all you want to do … Continue reading Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
The book of Joshua has many popular verses. We quote them all the time. In fact, I recently read that Joshua 1:9 has been one of the most highlighted and shared verses in the popular Bible App. But what about Judges, the book right after Joshua? Why isn't it quoted as much? Maybe it is … Continue reading Will They Know?