The Boy Scout motto is, "Be prepared!" In Colorado, particularly during the late spring and through the summer, the weather can suddenly turn. It's not uncommon to experience almost daily thunder showers which come on quickly, drench everything in sight, and move on just as fast. Autumn as a teenager was a time of sweatshirts … Continue reading Being prepared to give account for our hope
Me: Please be careful. Child: I'll be as careful as usual. Me: I am not comforted.
Blow away the cobwebs of my mind, Clear away anything stemming from my own design. Remove the thoughts of only me: Distractions that prevent me from being who you made me to be. Refocus all my energy on you. Place your light so brightly in my soul I cannot see Anything but your will and … Continue reading Design & Desire
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 … Continue reading Despair and Faith
"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 … Continue reading What the heart desires
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. Well if I come across a little bit distant It's just because … Continue reading So Long Self
God is not just concerned with the big things. He is concerned with all things...especially the small things.