You know that post you're supposed to write when some tragedy happens to console your audience or express your most intimate thoughts on the grief and what takes place in peoples minds as a result... Still working on it.
Here are some devotional thoughts on James 1:5-8 and John 3:16.
If your kids are anything like mine that means they know every hiding spot imaginable in your house for where are you trying to hide candy from them. This is futile. Sometimes you don't need ANOTHER hiding spot... just need a smarter spot.
Life is too short not to speak up. Noxious fumes of unprocessed grief quietly kill the silent. And while there's a lot of life to be lived outside the confines of crippling timidity, many leave the hibernating beast of sorrow to snore undisturbed for fear of what it would do to them if woken. One... Continue Reading →
From Spurgeon's Morning and Evening, April 26 (In Common English) “Blessed is he that watches.” — Revelation 16:15 The Apostle Paul said, “We die daily." This was the experience of the early Christians. They went everywhere ready, at a moments notice, to lay their lives down for Jesus. We are not under the same level... Continue Reading →
I'm a pastor's kid. I married a pastor's kid. We have 5 pastor's kids. Sundays have always been the Lord's Day in my house. Like my wife and myself, my kids have all been in church since infancy, but this doesn't stop them from coming up to me every Sunday, almost without exception, to ask... Continue Reading →
I wish I had a photo of what I'm going to tell you about. My family and I were back home in Indiana this past week and I got to see my grandparents. My grandad was a pastor, and he and my grandmother still live in the old parsonage on church property. Coming down their... Continue Reading →
I was a musician in another season of life and had aspirations to write for CCM (Christian Contemporary) and country. While at a songwriters convention in Nashville one of the speakers said… “If you want to write for CCM you have to listen to CCM.” There was one problem: I didn’t like most of what... Continue Reading →