Category Archives for Spiritual

How to Persevere & Why We Should

November 10, 2017

Perseverance is recognized as a beneficial trait that we should all attain. Society celebrates it in sports, business, entertainment and in life. While determination or grit is universally accepted as a good thing, do we know how it is developed? Why does it seem to be absent in some people? Why does it operate in […]

40 Years

I was born April 5, 1977. That means this year, 2017, I turned 40 years old. For some that signifies the beginning of the end … over the hill, middle age, mid-life crisis, etc. Generally speaking, society portrays it as a negative experience. But I have been filled with expectancy and excitement. Since the beginning of […]

Reclaiming Purpose

December 21, 2015

This morning’s quiet time did not make my all-time list of encounters with Jesus. I was there. He was there. But it was pretty blah. I was fighting cold symptoms. I felt dead tired. I had a headache. I soldiered on and read some of Psalms and did a little journaling and prayer. But, yeah, […]

God’s Compensation Plan

In Matthew 20 there are two examples of how God thinks differently than we do about work and compensation. The first is the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Jesus says the Kingdom works in such a way that someone that only works an hour can get paid the same as the one who […]

In the Potter’s Hands

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand. Undoubtedly we are all a creation of the Master Potter. Just as God formed Adam from the dust of the ground we too are formed by Him. In […]

Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants Down

This phrase is odd, but immediately anyone that speaks “American” knows that this refers to being unprepared or not ready for a task. Another odd phrase is “gird up your loins.” What does that mean any way? In the simplest of terms it means to fasten or secure your clothing with a belt. Now, that […]

Watching Sheep, Seeing God

Luke 2:8 – In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the field and keeping watch over the flock by night. It makes perfect sense that God would choose the first people to hear about the birth of His Son to be “some shepherds,” right? I mean, I would definitely pick some […]

Here I Am

February 27, 2011

1 Samuel 3:1-7 – The boy Samuel ministered before the LORD under Eli. In those days the word of the LORD was rare; there were not many visions. One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. The lamp of God had not […]

I Have A Dream (You Should Too)

January 10, 2010

The famous words of Reverend Martin Luther King easily spill off our lips … I have a dream… Everyone knows that the courageous civil rights crusader had a mission bigger than himself that he was working towards. Part of the power of his statement and speech is that not only was the idea inspirational, forward […]