Thursday, October 20, 2016

Coming to Your Senses

Today I was reading in Acts 12 about how Peter was delivered from a prison by an angel. This story is fantastically unbelievable in its details and yet it is true. Peter himself couldn't believe it until verse 11 says that, "Peter finally came to his senses."

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Trap

It seems so easy to get caught up in the comparison trap. As a result, we pursue bigger, better, faster, costlier, and some other type of -er.

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Number 23

You all know it. You have heard it recited. You may even have it memorized. It may be something you use to comfort yourself. A form of familiarity. But do you really understand it? I didn't... but then something happened.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Ever since I was a young boy, I have found it strange. Not scary, just strange. Which is not a bad thing. Strange can be good. Strange is effective. Strange is still strange though. It is only with understanding and experience that that which is strange becomes accepted as normal.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Disciples Follow

Disciples follow. That's what their primary job is. When disciples don't follow, they are outside of the realm of their faith - outside of their job descriptions. Outside of faith is nothing but jello.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Press Pause

It's funny how we get caught up on what we think we need vs. what we actually need, isn't it? Sometimes what we think we need tends to overshadow what is really going on in our hearts. But if we can quiet our hearts and minds through prayer, turning to God, our true needs will be revealed.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Carrier of a Cross

A lot of us carry crosses. They hang around our necks, dangle from bracelets or our ears. Some of us even have them tattooed on our bodies in various forms. We wear them for fashion, to remember something, or be inspired by it. But I'd venture to say that most of us don't carry a cross in the way Jesus carried his.