From Protest to Praise

 "The word of the Lord came to me: I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born. I appointed you a prophet to the nations. But I protested, "Oh no, Lord God! Look, I don't know how to speak since I am [only] a youth." Then the Lord said... Continue Reading →

A Quarter for Your Thoughts

I often remind my own heart that the only way I can have a right perspective of my life is if I have a right perspective of God. And the only way I can have a right perspective of God is through the daily pursuit of reading and meditating on the Word of God. When... Continue Reading →

Heaven’s Given Everything

I was listening to CityAlight’s "Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me", and the first verse struck me anew:  "What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer There is no more for heaven now to give He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace There is... Continue Reading →

Keeping the Art of Conversation Alive

I think it’s safe to say that for the majority of us, during these past four months, we’ve had far less conversations than we had a year ago during the same time.  The very definition of quarantine implies a level of isolation and we have all felt this to one degree or another throughout the... Continue Reading →

When Life Doesn’t Feel Very Good

“We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.”  Romans 8:28 I love this verse and will often preach it to my own heart. Yet, if I am not careful, it’s easy to define "good" by my own standard. Good, to me,... Continue Reading →

Let Down Your Nets

"When (Jesus) had finished speaking, He said to Simon, "Put out into deep water and let down your nets for a catch." "Master," Simon replied, "we've worked hard all night long and caught nothing! But at Your word, I'll let down the nets."  Luke 5:4-5 Do you ever feel like Peter? I do. There are... Continue Reading →

Tis the Season to Assume

There have been a lot of trending words and phrases since the start of 2020; words that would not have made complete sense to us just a half a year ago: social distancing, new normal, flattening the curve, 6 feet apart. I believe as we begin to come out of the haze and fog of... Continue Reading →

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