Relentless Pursuit

Have you ever owned a hound dog? If you have, then you know why they are sometimes described as “a nose with a dog attached.” Whether a droopy-eyed, long-eared basset hound or a cute little beagle, they both come from a long history of hunting dogs. Did you know that God has sometimes been referred…

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Navigating The Seasons Of Life

Life has ups and downs, highs and lows, disappointments and accomplishments. We experience joy and sorrow. Life of course, brings with it trials, sufferings, and setbacks. To navigate the roller coaster of life, we need to have a properly calibrated compass. This compass is our authentic ideal. Is our compass pointed in the right direction?…

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We Are Broken Cisterns

Imagine a small child trying to fill a sieve with water. Try as they may, it will not get full. The same is true with a cistern. A cracked cistern will not hold water. Throughout the Bible, cisterns are mentioned and sometimes compared to us and our faith. Find out why. Please read more. In…

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What Do You Believe?

Do you believe everything political leaders say? Do you believe everything you see on the internet? Do you believe Elvis is still alive? Do you believe in the tooth fairy and Easter bunny? There are a lot of things we don’t believe in. There are some things, however, that are essential to believe in. Please…

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Cling To The Rock

America is at unrest over the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning abortion. As a nation, we are still trying to cope with many issues brought on by the recent pandemic. Violence and mass shootings are on the rise. And for a variety of reasons, mental health problems, for some people, have hit a breaking point.…

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Two Things We Can Do Today

The news of the school shooting in Uvalde, TX broke my heart. I experienced a rush of emotions. I was immediately overwhelmed by sadness and I prayed for everyone involved. Soon, my thoughts included frustration and confusion. Perhaps you experienced these same emotions. How can we stop these senseless killings I wondered? I prayed that…

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Danger Lurks Outside Our Door

The horror movie’s suspenseful music conveys imminent danger. In the dark, a potential killer steps onto the porch. Startled by a noise, the woman inside goes to her door and instinctively peers through the peep hole. The man outside does not appear dangerous. You tense up, as she unlocks the deadbolt. Will she invite the…

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The Spiritual Seasons of Life

My wife and I just returned from our first camping trip of the year. We were excited to get the cover off of our travel trailer, de-winterize, and get everything set up for our 2022 camping season. It seems our spiritual lives have seasons as well. Do you know what season of faith you are…

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The Last Supper Painted With Words

It was in November of 2011. I knelt down to pray in a dimly lit chapel. This was the third night of an eight-day silent Christian retreat. Little did I know, that what was about to transpire over the next fifteen minutes would not only change my life, but also touch and change the lives…

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