Worship in Seasons of Fullness

What might be one of the greatest dangers to our faith is a season of plenty. You know, those seasons where we're happy, where we have almost everything we could ask for, where we really can't complain about anything. Those seasons where it's really tempting to say that the world is satisfying us. I know … Continue reading Worship in Seasons of Fullness

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Praying Over Big Decisions

I have a really bad tendency to rush into decisions without first praying to God. I mean, I might mutter a prayer, saying something along the lines of "Jesus, show me  Your will and what You would have me do." Sounds great, right? Maybe it would be if I actually surrendered and waited around to hear God's … Continue reading Praying Over Big Decisions

Morning Will Come

So you're stuck in a rut. Everything's going wrong, you're upset, hurt by the storm that's ravaging your life. Every time you think it can't get any worse, it does. You wonder if God is ever going to rescue You from this mess. I know what it's like. I know what it's like to be praying for something to turn around, to throw yourself at God's feet and cry for Him to fix it like only He can.

I Want To Die.

I want to die. That's what Paul said in his letter to the church in Philippi, which he was writing from a prison cell in Rome. And mind you, death was a very plausible thing for Paul at that time. He was awaiting trial, and as far as he knew at the time, he could have been facing execution after the trial.

Desperate for Jesus

With one skim through the gospels, we see, over and over again, giant crowds of people following Jesus everywhere he went, swarming him, and clinging to him, almost desperately. They couldn't get enough of him! That alone should tell us something about Jesus.

Following Jesus Like The Twelve

"Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." - Matthew 28:19 (NLT) It's the great commission. Almost all Christians know about it; most can probably quote (or at least paraphrase) that verse. But what does it mean?

On Making the Most of Every Moment 

Very recently, I received news that a friend passed away in a car accident. He was 22.  It's something we all hear about - you know, a young person passing away, before his/her time, and when I hear those stories, I think about the friends they left behind, the people who were just as young. I think about how hard that must be. Because when we're young, we think we're invincible. We have our whole lives ahead of us. Nothing can stop us.