CS Lewis said something in The Abolition of Man that has never left me. Only a man that has had a brush with God would be able to say it with conviction. “To exist is human but to know that you exist is divine.” It is a simple yet profound statement and something we can … Continue reading

For my Sons in the Faith

Start by praying a dangerous prayer of commitment; "Father, make me like Jesus by whatever means." Read John chapters 13-17... It's the map on abiding in Christ and meant to be an all day every day carry. John 13 is where Jesus washes the disciples feet and shares communion with them. This is where it … Continue reading For my Sons in the Faith

Branded to Christ, the Maker’s Mark

[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which … Continue reading Branded to Christ, the Maker’s Mark

What’s THE Plan, Man?

I've been stressed a lot over what I'm supposed to do, and sadly, most of it revolves around making a nice comfortable living for myself. As a Christian, this is nonsense, especially because I'm "all in". Sidenote: don't tell Him you're "all in" and be disappointed when He starts changing things up. It's all according … Continue reading What’s THE Plan, Man?

The True Test of Abandonment to God

This is an adaptation of Chamber's Utmost, March 12th - The true test of Abandonment to God ...Then Peter began to say unto Him, "Yo... we left everything and followed you.…" Mark 10:28.The Lord Jesus replies, in effect, that abandonment is for Himself, and not for what His disciples will get out of it. He … Continue reading The True Test of Abandonment to God

This Old and Wonderful Couch

This couch... **dramatic pause** This vintage couch. Could've been THE family couch any of us had that disappeared when you went to college. All those TGIF and Little Caesar's pizza Friday nights, the Sunday afternoon naps during a boring golf match, falling dead asleep on it and never going to bed after a long hot … Continue reading This Old and Wonderful Couch

Enduring vs Enjoying

All things are meant to be either endured or enjoyed. They are opposite sides of the same mountain. The dark hard path of endurance is hidden from any good light and an endless number of obstacles. Enjoyment is the sunny side of the mountain in a green cloak and pierced with peaceful streams. It is … Continue reading Enduring vs Enjoying

“You’ve lost weight.”

"You've Lost Weight." Have you ever heard this? It's kind of a bold thing for someone to say because it involves an observation about your body. Whether you were trying to lose weight or not, someone noticed your figure being more slender than it was before. Losing weight can be a good thing and a … Continue reading “You’ve lost weight.”