Posted: May 4, 2016 in Uncategorized


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Despair and Faith

Posted: May 4, 2016 in Faith


The world can seem so dark. Wars, the rumor of wars, etc. Genocide. Religious persecution. Economical and political instability. It would be so easy to despair. I feel it, like a weight, pressing me down. And then God reminds me He is still sovereign, still reigning supreme, and still in control, though I don’t see it.  Read the rest of this entry »

What the heart desires

Posted: May 3, 2016 in Faith
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“Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
Psalm 37:4

When we delight ourselves in the Lord, we are desiring God above all. Then our desires will be His desires. He is pleased to give us Himself. And He is pleased and glorified when we are satisfied in Him.

So Long Self

Posted: April 27, 2016 in Faith, Music, Uncategorized

I think I’ve shared the lyrics to this song before, but this is my song of the day. I’ve loved the lyrics to “So Long Self” by MercyMe from the first moment I heard it, but it seems to resonate particularly strongly with me today. Read the rest of this entry »

God of the small things

Posted: April 6, 2016 in Faith, Life
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Sleepyhead kid

Sometimes we think the Bible only speaks on the big issues. But scripture has very imminently practical instructions and advice in small matters as well. Take Proverbs 27:14 for example:

Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice,
rising early in the morning,
will be counted as cursing.

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Why I want to believe

Posted: March 27, 2016 in Faith


It’s just after midnight, Easter morning. In a few hours I’ll be taking my family to church to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, the Christ. This is church attendance is not just a once or twice a year thing. It’s a weekly event. More than that, the study of scripture and conversation about God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are regular events in our household.

Why? Why do I believe that some guy who was tortured to death almost 2,000 years ago actually came back to life? The reasons are many. But more importantly is the desire to believe. Why do I want to believe this? That’s the more interesting question.  Read the rest of this entry »


Art Rainer posted an article on student loan debt. It’s a good article. If you are considering college, or advise someone considering college (parents, youth ministers, guidance counselors, etc.) I recommend giving it a read. While I won’t rehash all his points (read the article) I would like to address a couple of them. Read the rest of this entry »