In Luke 10:17-20, Jesus cautions his disciples not to get caught up in what great service they have done, “The seventy-two returned with joy,” Jesus knew how easy it is for us to get caught up in what we accomplish and for our personal accomplishments to sway our feelings of “joy.” Jesus received what they … More Living with Real Joy
Have you ever ridden the log ride at Six Flags or at some other park? Lately my life has seemed much like I am riding a log ride (just not as fun). My life is in motion bumping up against the parameters (or shall I say the principles) of life. All the while, I know there is a destination … More Can you see what God is doing?
…but don’t be surprised if where you are planted is in a nursery. I used to lead a landscaping company when I lived in Albuquerque. It was a great experience and it was an awesome opportunity to work for my friend there. I learned a lot during that time of my life. While working there I would … More Bloom where you are planted…
I give you my life and all that I am – But what have I to give – So I hand you a candid photograph of this little boy – ’cause I have nothing to my name – But I can give you that. (Derek Webb, “Somewhere North”). Photo taken while I was in Seminary … More I give you my life…
I came across this passage this last year. Lori saw that I underlined it in my Bible while she was reading tonight and brought it back to my attention. “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if … More Get to know God
I recall sitting in my bedroom on Walnut Dr. It was summer. I think I was 19 years old. I knew what God was wanting to do with me at the time. I knew what He was calling me to do. I knew what He was preparing. But I had this fear of stepping out … More Why all the fear?
Are you familiar with the ending to the movie “Cast Away”? Tom Hanks is standing there in the middle of this intersection in the middle of Nowhere, TX. As far as he can see in all directions is nothing – yet he has been given the gift of life to be lived another day. How would … More Crossroads
Hope as defined by Dictionary.com as a noun is wrapped up in “feelings.” But as a verb: To look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence. To believe, desire, or trust. Hebrews 10:19-25, So, friends, we can now—without hesitation—walk right up to God, into “the Holy Place.” Jesus has cleared the way by the blood … More 2009: A Look Forward – in Your eyes
I received a comment from my “Are you hungry?” post. Instead of posting a lengthy comment there I have decided to write one here. The question posted was, “Is it possible to be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sad at the same time?” There were several thoughts that came to mind as I read … More A sad face is good for the heart
After reading a passage in Psalms and reflecting on some things in and around my life – I have begun some evaluation. These are some random questions I began to ask myself: Who do I trust? Why? Do I trust anyone with everything about me? Or do I pick and choose certain people depending on the circumstance? … More Trust