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.
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.
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. Keep … Continue reading Avoiding student debt [article response]