W hat does it mean to be “blessed” by God? God giving you stuff? Answering your prayers? Keeping you from getting sick? Those are great things, for sure, but the word “bless” as it’s used many places in the scripture, means “to speak well of.” Blessed means God speaks well of me? Really? What have I [...]
I f there’s anything I’m asking God for in 2020, it’s to hope more. You may be thinking—why hope more? Hope sounds kind of wimpy. Why not ask to love more? That’s really important, isn’t it? But hope? Isn’t hope just wishful thinking? Of course, love is important. It’s the first commandment. Love God. Love your [...]
G etting older kind of stinks sometimes. Of course, considering the alternative of not getting older, I’d rather stay around a while. Years ago, I saw a really out of shape guy in a convenience store wearing a t-shirt that said, If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care [...]
W hat happens if we sin and we just can't fix it? Will God still allow us in His presence? Does our identity in Christ change with our actions? Good questions, right? Hopefully, we can find some answers together. When I was fourteen years old, I had a glorious conversion to Christ. I went to church [...]
Are we willing to let God search us, examine us intimately, get all up in our space—in order to find out what’s making us sick? I imagine it’s mostly women reading my blog, but if you’re a man, you might want to skip a few lines.