I hesitated to reach out to him. Could I really believe what I heard was true or was it rumor? With the crimes I had committed, I knew I was condemned to die.
Read More Wednesday Walk — The Best Defense Attorney Money Can’t Buy
By your hand dear Lord you brought me out of a land of sin. You guided me from a life of sin toward righteousness. Because of your love, your grace, your word, you saved me. You showed me your way. I am humbled by your mighty works. Teach me your ways. Give me courage to […]
Read More Prayer Journey — By Your Hand
It’s a profound line. One of the criminals crucified with Jesus said, “And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong (Luke 23:41, NASB).” Indeed, we deserve to suffer, deserve death for our sins. We deserve to be on that cross […]
Read More Just Punishment
As sinful people, we are deserving of eternal death. Guilty as charged. Yet Jesus, the one who did nothing to deserve death, died on the cross to save us from our sin.
Read More Persistent Accusations
As a culture, we seem obsessed with whitening things. Laundry detergent ads boast about how they make whites whiter and toothpaste ads boast about whiter teeth. But no matter how white they make things, teeth and clothes can soon become dingy. It reminds me of our efforts to purify ourselves of the “sin which so […]
Read More The Dirty Laundry in Our Life
Over the years I have accumulated so much trauma, each bag of sorrow carefully secured on my pack. You try to loosen the restraints that secure the load, but I tighten them, clinging tightly to this burden.
Read More Prayer Journey — Releasing the Burdens
Praise God for his faithfulness, for being true to his word, for not giving up on us. God you are faithful and true.
Read More Prayer Journey — Faith
You are as pure as the new fallen snow. Next to you, I am but a gray shadow against the snow; a stain that discolors your purity.
Read More Prayer Journey – Pure as Snow
“Despite our differences; despite our history; despite all our failings, we are one in the body of Christ.”
Read More What Does It Mean to be One in Christ Jesus
Some days the heat seems too intense to bear. The struggles in life are like a white, hot furnace that seeks to scorch us; to burn and scar us. It is hard to see that these struggles are refining us, deepening our faith and trust in God. Burning off the dross, the impurities in our […]
Read More The Refiners Fire