Last week was an interesting and exciting time for my wife and I. For more than a year we have floated here and there visiting churches or not going at all. We were aloof with the idea of settling down because we are human and struggled with knowing some of the inner workings of the people at the churches we had been to for extended periods. Some things we probably… Read More »Blaming the Bride
One of the greatest types of joy I have in life is being a husband and a dad. I’ve told my wife from the time that I saw our relationship growing deeper that I guess I was the odd teenager growing up. We did not have much as kids but I also never wanted for anything either. So when I looked at what goals I wanted in my life, it… Read More »Like Paul, I Found Joy Amidst Devastating News
Whew! That was an election of elections. I would be a terrible liar if I said I showed love during the last 18 months that the election cycle ran. Let me be blunt here, I was in no way acting like a Christian either. I don’t like the outcome of the election, I don’t like what has happened in our society and I’m ashamed of that, of my own actions. Terribly so. I thought people were stupid for their views; I sat gobsmacked listening to things that just didn’t align with what I thought was the right choice. In short, I was prideful.
We all have doubt. I doubt myself. I doubt the person who says they’ve never doubted anything. I really doubt the person who says they’ve never doubted God. It’s hard not too when we face a difficult time in our life. Why is this happening? Why does God allow it to happen? What did I do to be put through this? All questions we ask ourselves in times where we… Read More »Breaking the Shackles of Doubt
This is post 59 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. – 1 Peter 3:9 Revenge is something we all struggle with because our natural instinct is to retaliate against that which causes us loss of some kind. Whether it… Read More »Don’t Seek Revenge
This is post 53 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. – Proverbs 3:3 Yesterday I touched on the idea that not only should we say what we mean but we should mean what we say. Christianity is far more than lip service. Imagine if Christ had pulled the greatest… Read More »Show Your Love
This is post 33 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7 I’m breaking from my normal format for this devotional because this is just hitting home with the message from Sunday at Harvest Bible Chapel Hickory where Senior Pastor Ryan Hughley has been discussing the Armor of God in… Read More »Daily Devotional – Peace in God’s Presence
This is post 30 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” Pray Continually – 1 Thessalonians 5:17 I think that Prayer is not as complicated as we make it. Humans have a wonderful way of taking an action like prayer into realms it is not or to forget about it. I’d like to talk about what prayer is not. I think that to understand why we pray we should think… Read More »Daily Devotional – When You Pray
This is post 13 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. – 1 John 1:1 This is going to be really easy and really hard. Who is God to you? Who is God to… Read More »Who Is God to You?
This is post 12 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” Jesus said, “I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” – Matthew 16:18 I won’t ever say I am a scholar of the Bible but I am a reader and I cannot recall a man in the Bible, specifically notable people who… Read More »Daily Devotional – Getting Up Again