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 comingContinue reading “Three Adoption Misconceptions”

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 everywhereContinue reading “Why Does Human Injustice Hurt So Deeply?”

Strengthened by Affliction

Communities who suffer tragedy will come together; they will rally, pray for the hurting and comfort one another through the pain until morning comes and the sorrow is a little more bearable. And each one who experiences the trial gets to cling to one another and grow deeper as a body of people. Their afflictionContinue reading “Strengthened by Affliction”

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 deepContinue reading “Lessons from the Smell of Fresh Cut Grass”

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 thanContinue reading “Do We Really Still Owe Him Something?”

“Please Show me Your Glory”

What would happen if every Christian lived on this prayer: “Please show me your glory, Lord.”? When you wake – “Show me your glory, Lord!” When you lay down to sleep – “Show me your glory, Lord!” When you work – “Show me your glory, Lord!” When you gather with His Church – “Show meContinue reading ““Please Show me Your Glory””

(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,Continue reading “(12 Points) Wrestling With God for His Blessing”