The hour was late. The dew was starting to settle on the ground around Him. Alone, Jesus laid on the ground in silence. What was there left to say? He’d known since the beginning of time that this day would come. It was His Father’s plan. It was the only way to fix what man … Continue reading That’s My King
Being stationary has never been my thing. I’m more like a nomad. I think I’ve moved close to 22 times in my life so far. Several of those moves had to do with my parents missionary vocation. But, many of those moves had to do less with vocation and more to do with vision. If … Continue reading Follow The Leader
"We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps." (Prov.16:9) This truth seems to be the theme of my life. God seems to be in the business of redirection. No matter how certain I am about things there are just some days where nothing goes as planned. It could be an appointment, or … Continue reading God Ruined My Day
Why is it that gratitude only gets one day a year? Thanksgiving is a great holiday for us to remember our heritage as a nation and be thankful for all that God has done. I appreciate that we have a day off of work to spend with family and focus on our blessings. But, if … Continue reading Do Thankfulness
I have noticed though that, whether it's a lake or a river, there is no such thing as sitting still. If you aren't paddling you will eventually drift somewhere. Why would people drift away from Jesus? Whatever the reason, it's happening. Many young people who grew up in the church and have once professed their faith in Jesus have since given up on Church. The irony is though that...
God is after so much more than just cleansing your behavior. He wants to transform your heart. And the reality of scripture is that just asking for forgiveness after every time you sin isn’t transforming you. Like my little girl who goes right back to running around outside after she gets her bandaid you and I often just go right back to those situations, attitudes, or decisions that get us into sin.
The air is getting cooler. The leaves are changing color. The smells of pumpkin and cinnamon waft into your nostrils. Christmas decorations are already on the shelves at Wal-mart. It’s fall! There is something profoundly spiritual about the changing of seasons. Just like the weather and holidays that come and go, our life is full … Continue reading It Won’t Always Be This Way
I've been discouraged lately by the feeling of failure. There have been circumstances bombarding me with reminders of my limitations and apparent inability. Success eludes me and with it goes my joy. Have you felt like a failure lately as well? There's this reality deep within our bones that we are limited. We all have … Continue reading Weak Is Chic
When I was a kid I remember reading those “Choose Your Own Adventure” stories. Each story had periodical pauses where you had to choose what to do next. It would say things like, “If you want to try to swim the river turn to page 23″ or “If you head back into the jungle turn … Continue reading Choose Your Own Adventure
Competitors never stop running. I know a few competitive long distance runners. Everything about their life feeds into that purpose. They eat, sleep, train, and live to be the best they can. It's a commitment to excel. Do you have a commitment to excel in your life as a Christian? Running with Jesus takes commitment and sacrifice. You can't just run one lap a week on Sundays. Jesus is calling you to run each day at your school, your team, your work, even at your home.