Fear as a Motivator

In the face of these difficult, stormy times in our nation, I find I have turned to prayer. I am far from having mastered the spiritual discipline of prayer; it is not one of my strengths. But if I have ever prayed so fervently for my community and my country, I can’t remember it. I... Continue Reading →

Masquerade

I’m not often surprised by people. Every now and then, I will hear that someone I know who professes to be a Christian, is making choices to live in a way that is inconsistent with faith in Christ. Others will express their shock at the change, but usually, the “new” behavior is consistent with the... Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Thirst-Quencher

I have been thinking about a song my father sang in church, when I was a child: “Like the woman at the well I was seeking / For things that could not satisfy. . .Fill my cup, Lord, I lift it up, Lord / Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.” When I was... Continue Reading →

Who’s In Charge, Here?

As the COVID19 pandemic continues on, people around the world are struggling with the restrictions set in place by their governments to stop the spread. Much of our anxiety is rooted in the fact that the situation is far outside of our control. This cuts to the heart of humanity; our trials remind us that... Continue Reading →

Gifts of Peace and Rest

Often, I look at my life and can’t see any evidence that I am growing in faith. It is when I’m not focused on it, that God chooses to give me a glimpse of the work He is doing in me. In the midst of my anxiety, stress, and depression, this past month, I had... Continue Reading →

Enough IS Enough!

Following Christ is like going up the down escalator. You can make progress with a focused effort, but if you stop to look around at all, worldly cares and the desires of the flesh carry you in the wrong direction. The world is constantly pulling on you. The only way up is to look at... Continue Reading →

Sowing, Reaping, and Storing

I think it may be time for me to stop listening to Dave Ramsey during my drive home from work. It has been good encouragement for me to be more focused and purposeful about my finances. But even as God blesses my efforts to save money and become more financially stable, I find myself worrying.... Continue Reading →

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