The story of Abraham and Isaac is like a movie you watch time and again because you notice something new every time. Like all the best stories, it elicits a plethora of emotions. Inspired For years, I viewed this story as inspiration. Abraham obeyed without question and went through all the actions of sacrificing what […]Read more "Abraham and Isaac – Part 1"
As I walked past a construction area, I briefly caught the smell of cut lumber. It immediately transported me back to my childhood. My parents had an addition built on to the first house I ever lived in. Though I only carry a handful of memories from that house, the smell of cut lumber is […]Read more "When God Forgets"
Newsflash: your marriage is not about you! It’s not about procreation, although that happens. It’s not about happily ever after, as you well know if you’ve been married more than a couple of weeks. It’s not even about having a life partner who will take care of you when you’re old. Marriage is an allegory, […]Read more "The Gospel and Marriage: Why Marriage Isn’t About You or Your Spouse"
“Life just sucks.” She tried to control the emotion in her voice over the phone, but the tremor gave her away. “Yep. Sometimes it does.” I couldn’t argue with her. We live in a broken world, and sometimes that brokenness just sucks. With the effects of generations and generations of humanity’s sin, it’s no wonder. When […]Read more "When Life Sucks…"
What role, if any, does trust play in having/attaining peace? Do they go hand in hand? Can you have one without the other? Curious to know what people think… This was the Facebook status for a friend of mine recently. She poses an interesting question. You cannot have shadows without light. You cannot have gravity […]Read more "Peace and Trust"
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Psalm 143:8 It’s no secret that I dislike mornings. The only thing I see they have going for them are breakfast and donut shops, sunrises and […]Read more "The Gospel and Mornings"
I know some of my readers (translation: my family) would like to see posts more often. While I would love to post everyday, as a full time writer sometimes writing is the last thing I want to do at the end of the day. That being said, sometimes I get the opportunity to write about […]Read more "Writing the Gospel"
A friend recently told me the story of a little boy who ran out of church to find his mother. He was visibly distraught and could barely speak. When he finally located his mother, she did what she could to calm him down. He tried to tell her what was wrong, but he was so […]Read more "Kids, Faith, Floods and Baby Jesus"
When you think of idol worship, more often than not, you probably picture an image of a golden calf like the one Aaron made for the Israelites while Moses was talking to God. If you’ve had the opportunity to travel outside the United States, you may have seen some that looked like these: in places […]Read more "American Idols–not the reality show; simply reality"
On Thursday, He prayed, “Not my will but Yours be done.” On Friday, He prayed, “Into Your hands I commit my Spirit.” Saturday was quite possibly the darkest day in history, as hope lay in a tomb motionless… What specific areas of your life need a Resurrection?Read more "When Hope Seems Lost"