“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea. – Mark 9:42 (NASB) Sharing the gospel is a serious responsibility. It’s worth asking if your life reflects your beliefs; whether your […]Read More Trip Hazard
Joseph modeled for us what obedience to God looks like in practice.Read More A Battle of Wills
Help me dear Lord to discern your truth in a world that bombards me with false hope. Give me the wisdom to see with your eyes, to choose your way. Let me not lose my first love, your love dear Jesus filling my life; the joy of your presence in my life. Show me Lord […]Read More Prayer Journey — Discernment
How willing are you to leave the safety and security of your home or church or work to go where the Lord leads you? How inclined would you be to go if you were also told, “By the way, there’s this group of people waiting to devour you.” I’m not so sure I would be […]Read More Go!
I have always been intrigued by the encounter between Phillip and the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:26-39. Here we have two people seeking Christ. One is seeking to serve Christ, the other is seeking to find Christ. It’s an instructive, God-ordained encounter that should encourage us to follow the prompting of the Spirit. It also […]Read More Crossing Paths in the Pursuit of Christ
You can sense the admiration in the crowd. People are impressed with Jesus. This man, a carpenter’s son, is teaching like a scholar. But Jesus is quick to divert them from focusing on the person.Read More Selfless or Selfish Motivation
So often his words pierced me like a sword, to my very soul. He touched me deeply in a way I could not explain. There was something different about him. Yet I wrestled with what following him meant to my life.Read More #WednesdayWalk – Hard Teaching, Hard Choice
As we started to remodel our new home, I again started to write scripture on the walls to continue the tradition. Last week I was surprised when my nephew texted a picture to me showing some scripture he found written on the wall after he removed the old mirror above the bathroom sink.Read More Discovering the Handwriting on the Wall
The windmill vanes Turn to the wind Desperately grasping Trying in vain To capture the wind The wind blows past Spinning the windmill Gears creak and turn The pump rises and falls Water emerges and flows The wind passes through We cannot see it Yet we know it’s there Building windmills To capture its power […]Read More Letting God Move Us
“Trust and obey, for there’s no other way” might remind you of an old church hymn, but for me it also sums up my struggle with the GPS on my phone. It’s one thing to trust the GPS to navigate me to my destination, but a very different thing to actually obey its directions. When […]Read More Trust and Obey the GPS?