Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made;…

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Fighting Evil with Good

Fighting Evil with Good

I am back reading The Story after a longer-than-expected Christmas hiatus. If you were following along with me, the last Chapter I blogged on was Chapter 10. I loosely kept…

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What Happens When We Turn Away from God

What Happens When We Turn Away from God

We are a instant gratification society. If if feels good, do it. If I hurt other people to get to the top, it was simply self preservation. It’s a rough…

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24 Words on How to Live as Christians

24 Words on How to Live as Christians

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9, NIV This is God’s…

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Following God’s Positioning System

Following God’s Positioning System

Last night, my small group Bible study watched the DVD companion to Chapter 6 of The Story. In it, Randy Frazee, co-author of the forward of The Story and senior…

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What is Your Golden Calf?

What is Your Golden Calf?

Money. Job. Hobbies. Sports. Family. Have any of these things become idols in your life? For many of us, we have a golden idol in our lives, just as the…

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Stop Complaining! God’s Got You Covered.

Stop Complaining! God’s Got You Covered.

The story of Moses leading the Hebrews out of Egypt contains a whole lot of complaining. A Hebrew complains to Moses after Moses kills an Egyptian guard who is beating…

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Being Mindful of God’s Plan for Us

Being Mindful of God’s Plan for Us

It’s easy to default to the “Why me” prayer. I’ve blogged about it before. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do we lose our jobs, our loved…

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Learning Forgiveness from Esau and Humility from Jacob

Learning Forgiveness from Esau and Humility from Jacob

I’ve always been a little disturbed by the story of Rebekah and Jacob deceiving Isaac so that Jacob could gain Esau’s birthright (Genesis 27). The only thing Esau really did…

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Using God’s Words to Cain When Counseling Our Teens

Using God’s Words to Cain When Counseling Our Teens

Funny how different pats of different passages speak to someone at different times. When reading the Cain and Abel passage, I have always lamented Abel’s death. Good being overtaken by…

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