Reflection

Steadfast Provider

Steadfast Provider – Rock in the Storm – Faithful Father Series

This is post 8 of 8 in the series “Faithful Father” As a father we provide for our children in many ways. It is east to think, ‘Well they have a roof over their head, food in their belly, and clothes on their bodies. I’m doing alright.’ and to a certain extent that is true but the logic is flawed. We provide more than tangible things for our children and… Read More »Steadfast Provider – Rock in the Storm – Faithful Father Series
Racism

Racism: Religion and Science Agree, It’s Wrong

  • by
This is a bit of an armchair article so you are welcome to take it with a grain of salt, or a mountain. I can not in good conscience write for a site that believes 100% in God and all he is then ignore the injustice that has occurred in Charlottesville. I’ll approach this from a Biblical point of view and from a scientific one. I think that addressing both… Read More »Racism: Religion and Science Agree, It’s Wrong
Leave a Church

It’s OK to Leave a Church…Sometimes

  • by
This is a bit on the nose for my family and I at the moment since we are going through this decision to leave the church we have attended faithfully for 15 months. It is not something that we have taken lightly or out of anger (James 1:19-20). It is something that has lingered in our minds for months and has been discussed over and over with by my wife… Read More »It’s OK to Leave a Church…Sometimes
Angry young girl

I Wish You Were Dead; Powerful Words From a Child

“I Wish You Were Dead.” – Ella It is one of those things you never expect your children to say. In fact, it is something they should never say at all. The wishing of the death of someone can be a tragic statement simply because it is an explicit evacuation of love. Imagine for a moment if that is how God felt towards us? The difference between our ability to… Read More »I Wish You Were Dead; Powerful Words From a Child
2016 Review

2016 in Review, 2017 a Path Forward

  • by

2016 will go down in the annals of history… However, we write it. It does not have to be the worst year ever, and it may not be the best year the world has seen. Those terms are entirely relative and often personal. A friend may have had a terrible year in some aspects while having great things happen in other areas of life. We, us fragile humans are concerned with blips in our time here on earth and often they are the things that happened yesterday or a week ago or a month. How we review our year determines how we feel about the bounty we have reaped. It shows us what we consider abundant and what is meager. Those things ultimately set the tone for how we expect our year to go. Genuinely consider that sunny disposition and ask if that is a facade for society or will you decide that your year is a mess the 1st day of January when someone makes your coffee wrong?

Read More »2016 in Review, 2017 a Path Forward

Never Alone

Daily Devotional – Alone Time

This is post 18 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10 At some point I feel that anyone, everyone will or does feel alone. Whether it is depression from not having a significant other… Read More »Daily Devotional – Alone Time
Shadows

Daily Devotional – Scary Shadows

  • by
This is post 16 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? – Romans 8:31 I can remember being a child sometimes and in those moments I remember some of my fears that are now just amusing and down right silly. Especially of shadows. I hated going in to the basement… Read More »Daily Devotional – Scary Shadows
Getting Up Again

Daily Devotional – Getting Up Again

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
God's Plans

Daily Devotional – God Is Greater Than Our Plans

  • by
This is post 10 of 64 in the series “Daily Devotional” You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. – Genesis 50:20 Joseph’s brothers did intend for him to be harmed. They were jealous of the love that Jacob (who was called Israel by God) bore for their younger brother. So jealous in fact that… Read More »Daily Devotional – God Is Greater Than Our Plans