Last year we had our house completely painted on the inside. Living rooms, bedrooms, bookcases, kitchen, and finally bathrooms. In one of the bathrooms, where we thought they were going to remove the old wallpaper, they instead mudded over a … Continue reading The Bible and Wallpaper
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? Psalm 130:3 Sometimes I get frustrated. I often see it as a holy frustration. (Of course I do). I find someone who is somehow unable to see what … Continue reading If the LORD should mark iniquity
I was recently given the privilege of speaking to a group of graduating seniors at their senior banquet. I’ve decided to share my thoughts here, and I pray that it encourages not only students but adults as well. Now that … Continue reading A Word to Graduating Seniors
Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews. But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and … Continue reading Faithful, Fruitful, and Forgotten
Sometimes someone says something to you at just the right moment, that serves as a crucial course correction in your life. I can remember one of those moments about seven years ago during a conversation with one of my pastors. … Continue reading Do You Hate Coldness?
It is an unfortunate development that using the word “know” has become offensive. I remember a conversation recently where I said, “I know this is true,” and the person I was talking to quickly responded, “No. You think this is … Continue reading Knowing is Superior to Uncertainty
If you have been paying attention over the last few years, you will have noticed a lot of prominent Christians either falling away from the faith or significantly changing their theological convictions. (I can think of seven right off the … Continue reading The Blessing of Obscurity
When I first began to really seek the Lord, I was challenged to dig into the Bible and learn and grow. And by God’s grace, I started to grow like a weed. His word was sweet to me and my … Continue reading Read The Bible A Lot
Every Sunday, an amazing thing happens: People from all walks of life gather together for the common purpose of worshiping the living God. And each Sunday, at least in our church, there is a set time for this gathering to … Continue reading Four Reasons to Be Early to the Sunday Gathering
“Could Jesus come back tonight?” My son asked me this question the other night. I said, “Sure buddy. He absolutely could. Jesus says that no one knows the day or the hour, so be ready.” My son thought for a … Continue reading Could Jesus Come Back Tonight?