In 1994, I had the privilege of getting my first book contract with Broadman & Holman. It was for a short devotional based in the book of Proverbs. The theme of the book was hope for those who were in a difficult job search. The book proposal I wrote was originally rejected and then … More Men, Do You Have the Will to Pay the Price to Win?
The following article is from the most recent release of Kairos Journal. I encourage every thinking Christian to subscribe to Kairos. It is a thoughtful digest of current issues affecting the Church in the 21’s century. The editors of Kairos Journal describe their ministry this way: In our careers and travels, we have witnessed a … More Millennial Sex and the Corruption of Education
Yesterday, Sunday September 24th, 2017 was an important day for the Church in America. It was the day set aside to educate, motivate, and take action on the perhaps the most grievous 21st Century problem facing humanity. I’m not talking about global warming, or in-credible leadership, or political partisanship or millennial angst, or declining church … More The Importance of September 24th
This: “. . . in Hebrews 11 we find the saints of the Old Testament commended again and again because their obedience was motivated by faith. ‘By faith’ Abraham ‘obeyed’ (11:8); ‘by faith’ Noah ‘prepared an ark’ (11:7); ‘by faith’ Moses ‘left Egypt’ (11:27); ‘by faith’ others ‘performed; acts of rightousness’ (11:33). But we find … More Gratitude is Great but . . .
Reading with the Pastor Acts 20 and Psalm 25 “Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.” Psalm 25:3 What a promise! Two lines. But in those two lines is a promise of vindication of patience. ………………… vindication of … More Vindication for Faith
I was trying to reign in my anxiety over a professing Christian who seems to be walking in lock step with the world rather than Christ. K-Love was on the radio calling my heart to worship, to trust God, to not despair, to trust in future grace–the grace I will need if this person’s life … More Five Reasons We Sing
Reading with the Pastor Matthew 24, Proverbs 24. and Psalm 24 Too much Starbucks coffee too late in the day, so now it is nearly 2 AM and my mind is wide awake. I’m learning not to resent or regret these mistakes in judgment. There is an undistractedness to these hours that lets the heart soar … More Just a Prayer Shouting Joy
Today in my devotions I was reading Psalm 16. I don’t know why. It was a mistake. I should have been reading Acts 16 and Psalm 21 as a part of Reading with the Pastor. But somehow I went to Psalm 16 first. I’m glad I did. The second verse reminded me of the greatness … More Your Majestic Neighbors
One of those posts that I need to revisit every year, multiple times a year. If you don’t pray for your pastor, start. If you do pray for your pastor, continue. And pray for the pastors of all the churches in your community. While you are at it, pray for yourself because this is not … More “Prayer will consume sin or sin will choke prayer.”
Jesus, A.D. 32 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.” (Matthew 5:13) Salt restrains the process of corruption. “In the days before refrigeration, sailors who took meat on long voyages used salt as a … More Salt Restrains the Process of Corruption