FRIENDS

From the very beginning of mankind, God declared that we should NOT be alone (Genesis 2:18). We were created for relationships. Whether it be in marriage or friendship, we have a Divine need for others.   Now, consider the relationships you have nurtured thus far. Can you count on them no matter what? I hope so,…

VALUED

Have you ever been at a table when asked to share something about yourself? I used to hate that request, let alone the situation, because I did not want to sound proud nor puny – if you know what I mean?   My mind would race for something that might impress them, or something that…

Selflessness

Have you ever tried to play with someone else’s toy and have them grab it from your hands and say, “That’s mine?” I’m going to guess, yes. But if my memory serves me, I was the one who actually said it.   You see, we are all born selfish, wanting what is ours, and if…

PSALM 23

Stephen Covey, in his book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, says, the people who seem to have it most together are those that “determine their own weather.” Think about that.   I do not know about you, but for me, on some days, it just feels like I am peeing in the wind. I feel like…

DAD OF THREE GIRLS

I’m a dad of three girls, and I love them with all my heart. Granted, with a love that is flawed, a love that has no clue about how girls think and act, but a love for them nonetheless.   I remember well the day our oldest was born, and when they placed her in…

THE WORD

We are all probably knowledgeable that there are underground streams of water below our feet, cisterns of natural flowing waters of which we did not create. They solely exist by the very providence of God, our Creator. Thus, all we can do is dig wells, in an attempt to tap into them. Once that is…

IN CHRIST

I grew up watching The Andy Griffith Show. I am pretty confident I have seen every episode more than once.   As I look back, I start to see why it was so loved – for there is something relatable in each character, and something recognizable from them in each one of us. Barney, Aunt B,…

PRAYER

Troubles, worry, and anxiousness, are all a part of the human condition.  Jesus Himself even declared that, this side of Heaven, “you will have trouble” (John 16:33). In fact, I contend it will be heightened, especially if you live in this country, because ‘ease’ and ‘worry free’ are what we desire, and the devil will…

COURAGE

If there is one thing that we need in our world today, it is courage. A people who are willing to stand up and stand out for the name of Jesus. A people who are like Daniel.   I try to imagine what it was like for a young teenager to lose everything he had…

HOW ARE YOU?

“Listen, you priests – this command is for you. Listen to me and make up your minds to honor my name,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “or I will bring a terrible curse against you. I will curse even the blessings you receive. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you have not taken…