A Greater Joy

After picking up my daughter from school, I needed to run to the grocery store for a couple dinner items.  Upon checking out, my 12 year old looks at our cashier and says, "I just want to tell you that you are a beautiful person."  It was one of those moments that made me well … Continue reading A Greater Joy

A Deeper Relationship

To be a Christian.  To be "like" Christ.  A disciple.  A follower of Jesus.  What does this all mean?  It was a long time ago, in a career far, far away that the Lord spoke very clear to me.  I was at an administrator's conference when He spoke the following phrase to me: "exist to … Continue reading A Deeper Relationship

A National Thanksgiving

"Our company are, for most part, very religious, honest people; the word of God sincerely taught us every Sabbath; so that I know not any thing a contented mind can here want..." (William Hilton, an eyewitness account of the first Thanksgiving, 1621) Even though we are without a doubt one of the greatest nations on the planet, … Continue reading A National Thanksgiving

Practicing Inconsistency

Read this carefully.  Once completed, read it again.  If necessary, read it one more time after that.  Let it marinate. “So they may profess that they have seen the truth of the gospel, and that they not only think, but know, that the Scripture is the word of God.  But if it be so, why … Continue reading Practicing Inconsistency

Greater Gratitude

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year. This time of year always brings me a sense of love, pride, thankfulness, and humility. I always make sure to spend time remembering and thanking the Lord for all … Continue reading Greater Gratitude

Coalescence

The day after any American holiday always seems to be an interesting day for me.  I guess you could say that I'm always taken aback by how we Americans are so apt to fill the endless amount of social media space with our adoration and thanks, but the rest of the time, it's filled with … Continue reading Coalescence

The Great Danger

"The great danger…lies precisely in his constant contact with divine things." ~ Benjamin B. Warfield (1911) When asked, "Give me a few things that when you first saw them, you were in awe?"  A very common answer that comes up time and time again, the Grand Canyon.  What is it about this monstrosity of a … Continue reading The Great Danger

5 minutes inside eternity

I had to share this.  It wrecked me.  Not too many videos like this do, but this one did.  God forgive me for being timid, insecure, and withdrawn about sharing the Gospel!  Please share this on all your social media sites.  I don't ask that often.  Either Facebook, Twitter, Google+, your blog, etc.  Get this … Continue reading 5 minutes inside eternity