The seed sown on the rock never brought any fruit to perfection.
The convenience of a streaming church service is a double-edged sword. Indispensable to those who cannot leave their bed, but a tool of temptation for the devil. I heard that whisper this morning: Why get up so early? It's cold and you deserve a break, and who will notice you anyway? Whether you go or stay won't... Continue Reading →
Fans are people who cheer someone on from the stadium, but who you'd never see out sweating on the field. They maybe own jerseys of their favorite players, know all the stats, and never miss a game. But when the team has a bad season they are quick to jump the bandwagon and support a... Continue Reading →
Is God good when I get what I want? Is He still good when I don’t get what I want? At first glance, I want to say “All the time”. But wait, is that true for me? Do I actually live my life like God is good, or do I stomp my feet and cry... Continue Reading →
I don't hate my job, but some days I get frustrated. Like, really frustrated. After a bad day as a tech support agent, I find myself grumbling that I shouldn't even be here. It was supposed to be an entry-level, temporary position -- a placeholder until my "real life" began. Well, turns out, God had other plans.... Continue Reading →
I'm a big believer in morning devotions. Until about 2 months ago, I had been waking up just as the sun was coming up and going for long leisurely walks through the neighborhood. Getting fresh air and exercise, rediscovering and re-committing myself to Jesus... by the time I got home I was ready to work... Continue Reading →
I scoffed when I saw this on a cheap decorative canvas at Ross. It's the kind of thing that gets passed over at department stores so long that they have to send it to...Ross. How incredibly cliche, and yet - how incredibly true. If the destination is Heaven with Jesus, then the journey should surely not... Continue Reading →
All the Psalms are wonderful because they are so honest and perfectly applicable to human experience in any day and age. But one of my favorites is Psalm 73 because it describes something that I encounter almost daily: unbelievers who “don’t need” God. It’s the challenge of a lifetime to live “in the world,... Continue Reading →