Being a sacrifice is not easy, and it was never meant to be. In fact, it is likely to be uncomfortable.
As our nation finds itself in yet another highly divisive election season, our tendency can be to draw firm lines between ourselves based on which candidates we support,… Read more “10 Scriptures to Pray for Our Nation and Our Leaders”
“His Steadfast Love Endures Forever” Yesterday I released a song that is very special to me, titled “Steadfast Love”, and I would be thrilled and honored if you… Read more “Steadfast Love”
As we walk through the carnage of a week of bloodshed and violence, many of us are simply stunned. Many of us are looking for someone to blame,… Read more “Know Your Enemy”
Fear. Anxiety. Worry. These are the words that weigh down every one who is trying to focus their life and attention on the things of God. It… Read more “Top Ten Verses For When You Are Worried and Afraid”
Social media is a remarkable tool. It allows us to communicate anything we want with anyone in the world who is paying attention. Add a trending hashtag… Read more “The Internet Pitchfork Mob; How Should We Respond to Current Events on Social Media?”
This morning I woke up to find that my city was underwater, and when we find ourselves engulfed in a raging flood, it can be easy to lose hope.
As Beverly Cleary celebrates 100 years, I reflect not only on how much the world has changed over the last century, but also on how much it has remained the same. The characters she created so many years ago still resonate strongly with children today, and hold a special place for many of us who grew up reading about them.
“Standing in the full armor of God as we wrestle for the soul of our nation” The song “Let the Church Rise”, written by my friend Jeoffrey… Read more “Let the Church Rise”
I spent last night at our local Little League field, waiting for the rainout. During this time of year, the ball field is where I spend most… Read more “Little League and Thankful Mornings”
The book of Proverbs is a book of wisdom, and I for one will take all the wisdom I can get! In a world where our lives… Read more “A Proverb A Day”
The question wasn’t whether we might see an alligator – the question was how many of them would we see.
One of the great misconceptions about Christianity is that as a Christian, life will be easy. The truth is that even though we have found new life… Read more “10 Verses That Give Us Hope”
So today the St. Louis Rams no longer exist, and the team will return to the west coast to once again become the Los Angeles Rams, leaving… Read more “The Show Has Left Town”
Christmas is a time of remembrance. The season guides us to reminisce about the joys and sorrows of years past, filling our days with favorite movies, nostalgic… Read more “The Last Week of the Year”
Not long ago I posted an observation I had about the Charlie Brown Christmas special, and how Linus drops his blanket during his recitation of Scripture, exactly… Read more “Drop the Blanket – Pick up your Shirt!”
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This story, along with nine other short reflections of Christmas and the New Year are now available in a small book, A Journey to Bethlehem: Inspiring… Read more “Just Drop the Blanket”
I read earlier this week that the Memphis, TN city council has voted unanimously to exhume and move the bodies of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his… Read more “A New Banner”
Originally Published in Worship Leader magazine It can be argued that worship leaders have the greatest impact on how our church is viewed in the community due… Read more “What’s Your Worship Like?”
It can be difficult to read the headlines on any given day (or scroll through a facebook feed, for that matter) without becoming seriously discouraged. There is… Read more “By the Sword”