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
One of my sons crawled in my bed tonight after being told multiple times to get in his own bed. I normally have to be firm on this because he does it a lot. It doesn’t upset me, really. I love that he likes to be close to his mom and dad. He’s still at … Continue reading Do you know that I love you?
Adapted from Oswald Chambers, Morning and Evening, October 1 “After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain by themselves to be alone. He was transfigured in front of them” (Mark 9:2). Most have had those times on the spiritual mountain where we get to see things from … Continue reading The Power to Descend
I did this talk for parents of students I pastor. There are many things I wished I known before I was twenty and here are the top ten.
I had the privilege of preaching at my church, Abundant Life, this past Sunday. Below is a snippet of the message. Just click the image to play it. Here is a link to the entire message if you want to watch it. The video is of our entire worship service. Feel free to watch the … Continue reading Preaching at Abundant Life
I’m not one to listen to K-Love all day and this isn’t a post to complain about the small playlists of most Christian radio stations … BUT … there is value of listening to music which helps you focus on God. If you desire to have unbroken communion with God, anything that assists you in … Continue reading Long live Christian music.
Ephesians 6:10-20 (Romans 13:14) Put on the armor of God. Saying no to sin is a daily battle. Some days are skirmishes and others are full out hand to hand combat. Sure, it’s easier to give in and then ask for forgiveness but you lose so much ground in the process. As Christians, we received … Continue reading The Armor of God
The tables above have a link to the PDF to follow along. This is an incredible 6 session training by Xenos Christian Fellowship you can go through to help discover more fully what an identity in Christ looks like.
I wish I could take the play button out of this shot but it was a clip from a video I took a few years ago. This was a split second of lightning that lit up the flat black night. Images like this remind me I’ve really lived. I don’t want to look back at … Continue reading Friday Frame: Lightning and the Lightning bug
Your story is as unique to you as a thumbprint. Think of this, not one person who has ever lived has your exact upbringing, education, family dynamic, or experiences. There’s nothing more powerful then to share your own story of transformation. This is a Christian post and I realize that not all of my readers … Continue reading Tuesday Talk with Tim