I love Easter Sunday. I love the celebratory music we sing at church. I love the passages of Scripture we read during worship. Most of all, I love the visual image of the Empty Tomb. In one culminating and specific moment in history, Jesus Christ summarizes and finalizes the salvation narrative. There are six things … Continue reading Why I Love Easter So Much
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. - Psalm 16:5-6 As my school was planning my high school graduation they asked all of the graduates for a life verse. At the time I thought … Continue reading Is My Lot Pleasant?
I think most people would consider me a fairly positive person. I try really hard keep my complaining to a minimum. Yesterday I took a sick day from work. Later on in the day, my sister called and asked if I was feeling better. My response, "Well, I don't feel like digging my ovaries out … Continue reading When My Body Fails
Breadwinner. House payment. Utilities. Car Upkeep. Yard Upkeep. House Upkeep. Making Meals. Cleaning the House. Making Decisions. Serving in Church. Participating in Church. Going to Events. Going to Parties. Putting Gas in the Car. Grocery Shopping. Sick Days. Doctor Visits. Vacations. Family Gatherings. Shopping for well, anything and everything. Sounds like the typical life of … Continue reading Alone
Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not, xO God of my salvation! Psalm 27:9, ESV His promise is that when we go, he goes with us. He will never call us to do a task without giving us what we need to do it. He is unshakably committed to meeting the needs of his people. He is unshakably committed to the success … Continue reading Need Help?
...the primary message driving James; letter is that Christians' faith in the gospel should work itself out in a life of obedience. As he says in 1:22, believers in Jesus should not just hear the word and believe it, but they should also do what it says. The gospel of Jesus - which James understands … Continue reading Just Do It. Just Do One Thing.
I find myself saying it all the time. When people hear it they laugh, but actually I'm being quite serious when I say it. Here it is: no one is more influential in your life than you are, because no one talks to you more than you do. You are in an unending conversation with … Continue reading You Are Talking To Yourself