Why Drop the Blanket Matters…

wp-1481323094268.jpgA couple years have passed since I wrote about the moment Linus drops his blanket, and since then we have all lived through moments of fear and insecurity. As we wrap up another year and prepare for a new one we have to ask whether we are still holding on to those false securities and fears, or have we learned to drop the blanket and trust in the angelic message to “Fear Not!”?

What is your story? What is your blanket?  Continue reading


Turn Your Ministry Upside Down: The Poignant Lesson of John 6

Bible_JohnJohn chapter 6 is among the most amazing chapters of the Bible.

Church leaders these days invest a lot of time and effort researching methods to attract as many people as possible to church. Which is not in itself a bad thing – we should want new people at church. In an effort to evangelize our neighborhoods, we research and plan and act according to the latest statistics, research models and advice of popular Christian leaders. But is that the leadership Jesus modeled? Continue reading

Top Ten Martin Luther Quotes

As we celebrate #Reformation Day, I can’t help but to be thankful for those such as Luther who lived with a willingness to walk out into the unknown; standing against the religious leaders of the day to speak the truth of God’s word. Likewise, let us be willing to give all we have to honor the God who has so freely given all to us. Let us hold nothing back in our pursuit of all that is right.
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Choosing to Believe When There Is Every Reason Not To

faithHow can we keep our faith when every indication is that our faith is misplaced?

How can we trust God to deliver us when others have fallen?

How do we respond when the world tears us down, and we have no tangible evidence that the world is wrong? Continue reading

The Faintest Rainbows

On the way home from the airport this morning I spotted the faintest rainbow. It was tough to see, but very clearly there. Continue reading

Every Believer Faces a Red Sea Moment

redseaIn Exodus Chapter 14, we find the nation of Israel trapped between the Red Sea and Pharaoh’s army.  From their perspective, all hope is lost.  From God’s perspective, hope is about to be revealed. Throughout Scripture, God is repeatedly referred to as “the God who led you out of Egypt” as a remembrance of who he is, what he has done, and what he remains capable of doing.

Every believer at one point or another has a Red Sea moment, a situation from which there is no escape, and only an undeniable act of God can lead you safely out…


Read more at Crosswalk.com: Every Believer Faces a Red Sea Moment

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God of My Tears

You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? – Psalm 56:8

In Southeast Texas, the last few weeks have seen a good deal of tossing and a good deal of tears. Even today there are many who still cannot get to their homes, many who are in their homes but without electricity, and the rebuilding ahead remains a daunting task.  In the midst of all that is going on this week, I came across this verse in my quiet time, and was reminded that God keeps track of our tears.

I was reminded that the God who knows us inside and out, Continue reading