Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. He predestined us to adoption according to the kind intention of his will. He freely bestows grace, and even lavishes it on us. He reveals himself to us, so that … Continue reading God is Good!
Today I spent a little bit of time reading Philemon. I've always liked this little letter, in part because it hints at such an interesting story, of the runaway slave returning to his master with the letter from Paul. What a meeting that would have been. What must Onesimus have felt like as he neared … Continue reading Get the room ready
My oldest son is a great conversationalist. He is always engaging people in discussions with him, drawing them into talking about all sorts of things. "Dad, if you could have any super power, what would you be?" or "if you could shape shift into any animal, what would you choose?" Tonight we were riding together … Continue reading What would you change?
Lately I've been wrestling a bit with the process of trusting God. He has always cared for my family, sometimes in miraculous ways. I am accutely aware that my ability to make a living and the skills I have that people will actually pay me to use are a gift from him, not anything inherently … Continue reading Going Down to Egypt
God reminded me today that this life is not intended to be easy. We are intended to grow, and the process of growing almost always involves discomfort and being stretched. "Consider it all joy then when you face trials of any kind, because you know that testing of your faith produces endurance." I was praying … Continue reading When hard things are hard
I recently heard someone say that if you hear God speaking to you, if you feel that prompting from the Holy Spirit, then you must act immediately. It doesn't work to plan to respond, or resolve to do it. Get up and do it. Putting it off becomes habit, and in fact becomes disobedience, and … Continue reading Our action, God’s power