Your church is advertising an upcoming Bible study. Do you jump at the chance? Or are you afraid your expectations will be met? I’m no expert on these things, but I’ve come to the conclusion that, by and large, Christians today are afraid of Bible studies. It is an unusual and ironic phenomenon, to be … More Why Christians Are Afraid of Bible Studies
The world is full of wisdom. Or so it thinks. Great philosophers of old stand as symbols of the mental power we desire. Books of all sorts line our shelves, representative of the knowledge we hope to gain. Outrageous sums are spent on an education so the plethora of ideas consumed can be passed on to the … More Wisdom is Not Far From Us
Sometimes I amaze myself with my ignorance. How can I still be so clueless? I feel like I put in all the time and effort yet having nothing to show for it. And then I fantasize all kinds of nonsense about what people must surely think of my blubbering, as I so often don’t have … More When You Feel Bible-Dumb
Yesterday, my pursuit was deliverance. Today, my pursuit is deliverance. And I will surely pursue it tomorrow. The cry is almost audible as every fiber of my being longs, screams, begs for deliverance. Deliverance from pain. Deliverance from fear. Deliverance from the temptation to hold it all in, bear it all up, and carry it … More You Have Delivered My Life
I’ve tried it twice. A 24-hour period of nothing but quiet. And because it’s life-changing and now fills a spot on my calendar every month, I thought I would share it with you. If you’re looking for spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, physical health? Highly recommend. First, I find a day on the calendar that is … More 24 Hours of Quiet
If a “quiet time” is time spent in quiet, and a “Word time” is time spent in the Word . . . How’s your “Word time”?? Is it like . . . A road sign: Catch a glimpse of it on your way to something else A wall hanging: Conveniently framed above your kitchen sink . … More Is Your Word Time Like . . .
Do you ever wonder why Jesus is so slow? Why does he take so long? Why can’t he just come now and fix the mess this world is in? These are the thoughts that go through my head when I hear of shootings, miscarriages, hurricanes, or cancer, or see lives torn apart by the lovely, … More Why Jesus is Slow