Three Adoption Misconceptions

I'm not an adoption expert by any means. I'm just a man who loves Jesus. I'm married to a woman who loves Jesus. Both of us have been deeply affected by God and His Fatherly heart for the orphan. For us, that specifically meant pursuing a domestic adoption, a process that is just now coming [...]

Why Does Human Injustice Hurt So Deeply?

Why does human injustice hurt so deeply? Because humans are image bearers of the God who made them. When one suffers we all suffer with them. As image bearers we are called to image forth his glory. When immorality and self are served instead of His glory, we sin. That's what we see manifested everywhere [...]

Strengthened by Affliction

In affliction you have the opportunity to draw closer to Christ, to His pain, His cross and then His comfort, all by the hand of the loving Father. There's a fellowship there in the midst of suffering and affliction that produces a kind of strength that nothing else can. This strength is rooted in Christ [...]

Lessons from the Smell of Fresh Cut Grass

The first mow of this Spring held an important spiritual lesson for me. As I made the first pass all I could think of was the labor, the heat and the exhaustion of the task. To be honest, I was dreading the six months of grass that never stops growing. So I took a deep [...]

Do We Really Still Owe Him Something?

Telling a Christian that he owes everything to Jesus because Jesus gave everything for him is likely to produce a law and debt-driven mentality. When was the last time you met a person who is up to his neck in debt and is also full of joy? If the Christian life is nothing more than [...]

(12 Points) Wrestling With God for His Blessing

Life causes us to be aware of our lack and our need for God’s blessing. But there are few who are willing to go through the often painstaking process in order to get the blessing He offers. Here are 12 observations for the Christan from Jacob’s wrestling with God in Genesis 32, that if heeded, [...]