The Lord’s Servant: The Exalted Sin-Bearer

The book of Isaiah has caught my attention in this season in my life. There has been a lot that has happened over the last couple of months. These events pushed my emotional and physical boundaries in ways I never thought could happen. However, my faith has only gotten stronger as each experience has beenContinue reading “The Lord’s Servant: The Exalted Sin-Bearer”

Secret Garden

Imagine yourself standing in the middle of a garden that you have worked all spring to cultivate. You have beautiful roses of red, yellow, white, and pink growing throughout. You have hyacinths of blue and purple in various portions. Then, there are the boxwoods in each corner to set off the property and give theContinue reading “Secret Garden”

Persistence Even When There is Only You to Hold You Accountable

It is difficult to finish projects when you don’t have a deadline or anyone to hold you accountable. Not you? Well, hats off to ya! But for me and many others like me, we have this issue. I have so many tasks to complete that aren’t necessarily created by others for me, but I putContinue reading “Persistence Even When There is Only You to Hold You Accountable”

We Are Building Blocks

Recently, during a get together, there was discussion of how great God is. We read in Ephesians 1:15-23 about the prayer that Paul prayed for the believers. He reveals to us his heart for the people he is teaching and guiding. And we saw that Paul is asking God for growth in knowledge and wisdomContinue reading “We Are Building Blocks”

Where Did It Go?

Over the last month, I have been searching diligently for something that I believe most everyone is looking for. It is something that I think that I have plenty of until I don’t have it. The thing is, it’s not something that I can just go to the store and buy more of. It isContinue reading “Where Did It Go?”

You Gotta Move

There is a regular reading plan that I try to follow everyday. And for years, I have been following it. It is one of those “Read the Bible in a Year” plans that start on January 1st with Genesis 1:1 and finish on December 31st with Revelation 22:21. When I first began, I just readContinue reading “You Gotta Move”

Bearing False Witness

Recently, our pastor has been teaching on the “Ten Commandments”. One by one, he has been teaching what it is, why we should obey it, and how we should put into to practice in our lives. It has been lovingly put forth in a way that is relational and helpful without bashing anyone with legalism.Continue reading “Bearing False Witness”

Parenting A Child Vs. An Adult

As I have mentioned before, I have four sons. One of my sons is an adult. And for the past few months, it has been difficult to support them in a way I fully want to and need to but can’t. It is physically and emotionally impossible to fill all of their needs at theContinue reading “Parenting A Child Vs. An Adult”

Seeing a Fuller Picture of a Verse

John 6:29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this; to believe the one he has sent.” Do you have a memory verse this week? One of those verse that you read and say, I need to learn this so that I can recite it without reading it at times? Right now, my verse isContinue reading “Seeing a Fuller Picture of a Verse”

Rationalizing Your Actions

There was an article that I read this morning that really resonated with me. It is convicting, humbling, and edifying. And usually, I would not post a “reaction” article to something I read in anything other than the Bible, but I think that at times information needs to be shared among each other in theContinue reading “Rationalizing Your Actions”