I’m pleased to be a contributor at meek.ly! I just wrote an article for them about our obligation as Christ-followers to care for others. Jesus wants us to “feed His sheep” before we feed ourselves. How are we caring for the flock? Click HERE to read this blog post. Also, if you are caring for … Read more
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It’s “birthday weekend” at our house. We will celebrate the blessing of time. Ethan into his teenage years and Devin into his “fourth quarter.” Balloons will be blown up, candles will be blown out, but may we never forget the blessing of time. Time to treasure, love, and listen. Time to talk, make memories, and … Read more
Bragging is bad. Boasting is annoying. Yet, several times in the Bible, God tells us to boast. What does God tell us to boast about? Him, of course. But, also we are told to boast about knowing Him: “Thus says the Lord, ‘Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the … Read more
“Year after year, observe your feasts on schedule” (Isaiah 29:1). Taken out of context, this verse may seem to emphasize our organized worship of God. In context, however, you will understand how angry God is with His children’s plodding, insincere religious activities. Woe to the people, Isaiah the prophet warned. Lamenting, mourning, and destruction were … Read more
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We were driving to soccer practice, talking about something, when my son said, “you know, I’ll see it when I know it.” It took me a second to realize he said it backwards! Usually, we hear “I’ll know it when I see it.” As we laughed about his mix-up, I realized what he said is … Read more
One of the most stunning things about losing a child is the joy. Joy?! Yes, shouts of joy in fact. How is it possible? Imagine being lost in a deep, dark cave. You’ve been trying to get out for hours. You have no light, no way to see where to go. You are lost. You … Read more
This morning, I decided to be more vocal, more open about something . . . there is something I’ve been keeping a bit to myself lately that I feel compelled to share with you. I was reading Psalm 86, a prayer of David, this morning. Near the end, David wrote that God helped him and … Read more
Hi Blog Family, I wanted to share this exciting news with you: Proverbs31 featured a devotion I wrote last week! You can still find it on their site here. The P31 devotion was about how God heals our souls when hard things happen. Proverbs31 also did a giveaway of my latest book, Surviving Sorrow: A … Read more