I love paraphrasing scripture. A deep understanding of the text is required in order to write an accurate summary. Being able to rewrite the concept in my own words often brings about an understanding that might have otherwise escaped me. Today I was pondering the words of Psalm 107. I've read it many times over … Continue reading Psalm 107
"You shall have no other gods before me." What comes to mind when you hear this commandment? Is the golden images, poles and statues of the Old Testament? If it is, I implore you to consider another possibility; the possibility that your own desires become gods in the presence of the true God. 2 Kings … Continue reading Time or Desire?
The greatest desire of the human heart is to be loved. Now I cannot quote a famous author or popular survey to support my belief, but I can tell from my own experiences. I see it in myself and I see it in my kids. They would give up so many creature comforts just to … Continue reading Order Here
The Old Testament. Where does your mind go when you hear those words? I know for years my first thought was, "Ugh, it's so old and boring.". But over the course of my life, two things have had a great impact on the way I perceive the Old Testament. The first was a college professor, Dr. … Continue reading Stone It To Death
A monster has taken up residence in our home and its name is Liar. Our six year old son has picked up a terrible habit of not speaking the truth. The frightening thing is, he's darn good at it. Often times, the only reason I know he's lying is because I already know the truth. … Continue reading The Lying Game
Giant (n): a person or thing of unusually great size, power, importance, etc... (adj): unusually large, great or strong; gigantic; huge. There are going to be giants in your life. If you aren't facing one today, you will soon. I don't say this to bring gloom and doom but to state the reality of living … Continue reading Defeating the Giants
Why is it that we, as Christians, fall into the trap of thinking that God's Will for our life should be handed to us on a silver platter? Let's be honest for a moment. Have you ever said, "Well, that can't be God's plan for my life, look how much work it's going to take! … Continue reading No One Said It Would Be Easy