I met a homeless man while doing outreach at the park one day. He had agreed to hear the gospel from me and so I began to share. He sat there distracted as I spoke, so I would stop every few minutes to ask for feedback. He didn't seem to have heard anything I was … Continue reading You Only Have One Problem
Let's have a little dialogue: Me: Are you a good person? You: Yes and no, I suppose. We're all sinners, but as a Christian God is making me the person I'm supposed to be. Me: How do you know that the "person you're supposed to be" is good? You: Because God is good and he's … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Right and Wrong
Death is coming for everyone. That's a bad thing, but it's not the worst thing. I believe God meted out the curse of death to spare humanity from themselves. As he banished the fallen couple from paradise, God commented: The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not … Continue reading O, Death!
Early this morning, I caught myself falling away. My eyes opened and rolled towards the clock across the room. 6:04 I had just begun mustering the will to rise when I noticed something wrong with my heart. It wasn't worshiping. I ran diagnostics on my way to the bathroom. I didn't revere God because I'd … Continue reading Mirror Mirror
No, the title isn't a misspelling. I know you want it to say, "Pure Love," and it kind of does. Our word, "pure," comes from the Greek word, "pur." But "pur" doesn't mean, "pure;" it's Greek for "fire." When I speak of "pur love," I'm talking about love that cleanses through burning - love … Continue reading Pur Love
I've been reflecting on the mission of John the Baptist this morning and specifically the prophecy about his ministry to families. Here it is: “Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” … Continue reading Apocalyptic Family
2012 was the perfect year for our family to go to Disney together. With twelve years between our firstborn and "the baby," Jamie and I had reckoned that there'd be a narrow window when Caleb was still young enough to enjoy it with us and when Lydia would be old enough to remember it. Somehow, … Continue reading Other Side of the Coin