A big part of growing up is learning. Some lessons you learn by hearing, some you learn by seeing, some you learn by doing. And other lessons are learned by reading some whacked out stories about wolves and pigs and little girls with baskets. That's right, I'm talking about children's stories. Stories about animals doing … Continue reading The Goldilocks Obituary
Have you ever played the Google Search Game? It’s where you start typing a phrase into Google and take a look at the search recommendations it gives back to you. The suggestions are based on actual searches done by others. For instance, if you go to Google and type in “Why do babies” into the … Continue reading Searching For God
If the modern prosperity gospel has a “life verse”, it's Philippians 4:13. Taken on its own, it is a very powerful verse. It might give you the power to lift a car over your head, or survive a jump off a very tall building. Prosperity preachers won't need but the faintest excuse for invoking it, … Continue reading Oh, the Things I’ll Do: A Bible Study of Philippians 4:10-13
So once again we find ourselves surrounded by cheap dying flowers, over-sweetened chocolates and rose scented candles on this; the most romantic day of the year. Unless you’re me, in which case you’ll find yourself surrounded by stacks of unread books, two weeks worth of laundry and a less than enthusiastic about the holidays Jack … Continue reading The Translator
There are few things that you might remember at a glance. Surely you can picture thousands, if not tens of thousands of images over the course of your life that stand out. But how many memories of yours can you say exist based solely on one brief glimpse or striking view of something? Not as … Continue reading Catches Your Eye
Such a great poem about God’s mercy and His purpose!!
Midnight in a prison cell–
What would you expect to see?
Chained men, lying in the dirt
Another night of empty dreams
What would you hear? A leaky pipe,
A whisper, and a stifled cry
But then, a sound cuts through the dark–
A song of praise begins to rise
A hymn of love to God is sung
By men awaiting death at dawn
Their voices, filled with hope and cheer,
Enthrall the men–but somewhere near
A jailer slept, who happened to be
The prisoner God planned to set free.
(Based on Acts 16:25-34)
Not too long after becoming a Christian, I quickly came to understand that I should join a church. Fast forward two weeks, and I’m stepping into a church for the first time as a believer. It was perfect. The music, the preaching and the prayer was exactly how it should be, and I felt right … Continue reading Facing Your Fear
Brothers and Sisters, Thank you! And, I’m sorry! For my part, those two statements will most likely be appropriate on several (if not all) occasions, so I felt it would be best to start there. I thank you for joining me here, for your attention, and for your time. I’m sorry, because I disappoint in … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Elect in Christ