Flawless

A few years ago, the group MercyMe released a song with the title Flawless. You can listen to it here. It’s a song with an important message and is one of my favorite contemporary Christian songs. If you’ve never heard it you definitely need to listen to it; if you have heard it you need […]

Fighting for Your Life

I love this picture, and especially the scripture that accompanies it. It’s how I want to be; it’s the way I hope God sees me. Because every day is a battle. A battle against the spiritual forces who are dedicated to our destruction, yours and mine. We only have two choices in the matter: surrender, […]

Higher Expectations

“But know this: Hard times will come in the last days. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, demeaning, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to the […]

Colorblind

I’ve followed the events of the past few days, at least a little, and felt as though I ‘should write something’. What I found is I had little or nothing to add to the conversation that might carry any weight. We are a people that seem to be intent on tearing ourselves to pieces without […]

Who Am I?

It’s a question we all ask ourselves over the course of a lifetime. Just about the time we think we have the answer, things change and we have to start all over. When we’re younger, we ask because we want to know how we’ll make our mark on the world. As we get older, it’s […]

Thoughts from a Dark Place

Well-meaning friends would probably tell me this blog post shouldn’t be here, that it’s best written in a private journal. But there are times when it’s necessary to visit the dark places in order to bring light to them. God sometimes takes us back there even after He’s healed those places, just as a reminder. […]

Nicodemus, the “Almost” Man

Nicodemus has always been one of the Biblical characters that intrigued me. Like several others, we know very little about him. He shows up in the gospel of John and then we never hear anything else about him. We can draw some conclusions about him from those appearances in the gospels, but the burning question- […]

Homesickness

You know what homesickness is and what it feels like. It happens when you’ve been away from home for an extended length of time. You find yourself longing to be back in your house, your room, in familiar surroundings, back with loved ones you haven’t seen for a while. When you left it may have […]