What a wonderful weekend as You, Lord, allowed me to compete in IronMan 70.3 Atlantic City. I don’t know that I have felt the need for God’s strength in a race as much as this, as I have been dealing with an injury and I found out that I was unable to defer to next... Continue Reading →
There’s always another way…
It may not say in the Bible that God won’t give you more than you can handle, but it does say that He won’t allow you to be tempted beyond what you can take. “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be... Continue Reading →
Fighting the Urge to Quit…
In 2012, my health was in decline, and as God was shaking my world and getting me to adjust my priorities, one of the things I felt He made clear to me was the need to take care of my health so that I could continue to serve Him in my role as husband, father,... Continue Reading →
This Little Light of Mine…
When I was growing up in church, I learned this simple song that I have never forgotten. The chorus went like this... “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.” If you have a... Continue Reading →
What is Your Heart Full Of?
Have you thought about what you are saying and doing lately? Would all the people you’ve been around say that you have been loving and kind? That you have been compassionate and giving? And how is your thought life going? And how is your thought life going? What do you find yourself thinking about? What... Continue Reading →
A Good, Good Father…
Coming off another Father’s Day, I am struck by the dichotomy between what the world is preaching and what the Word of God teaches. In a society that is constantly trying to blur lines and separate itself from biblical principles, the call to be men and women of the Bible becomes harder and harder. It... Continue Reading →
It’s OK to Celebrate…
This is the conclusion to the Celebration of Disciplines series… Why is it that some people think Christianity is boring and dull? That Christians don’t laugh or have fun? That to be Christian means to avoid joy? This is clearly not found in the Word of God. I am not saying that there aren’t times... Continue Reading →
Why Do We Fight Rest?
Work, school, social media, TV, hobbies, sports, and on and on and on... pushing through on the non-stop treadmill of life. As I sit here overlooking the truly amazing sunrise once again, I feel like I am finally able to stop and take a breath, and just take in the beauty of God’s creation. It... Continue Reading →
A Holy Expectancy
Weekends can be such a challenge. We try to cram so much into such a little time. Morning to night. And if we go to church, we might get there a little late as we were up late the night before, and then we are watching the clock so that we can get to lunch... Continue Reading →
Do You Have a Eunice (Or a Paul) in Your Life?
This past weekend we celebrated Mother’s Day. Hopefully you got a chance to celebrate with your mother if she is still with you, but I also know that this isn’t always the easiest time for people, especially if their moms are no longer around, or if there is a distance between you (either physically or... Continue Reading →