What Snow Teaches Us About Christian Life

On Sunday, our church’s music leader commented on the purity and cleanness of new fallen snow. Thinking about this, I realized how snow is a reflection of our life in Christ. When you look at the fresh layer of glistening white snow covering the fields, there’s a beauty there. How…

Kingdom living, Khan, and the Klingons

In the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan the villain, Khan Noonian Singh, seeks to take revenge upon Admiral James T. Kirk for marooning him and his shipmates on a distant planet. During the tense conflict, Khan recites a 'Klingon' proverb stating that "revenge is a dish best…

Taming the Tongue

James 3: 7-10 says that we can not tame the tongue, and that it is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. The sentiment came home to me, as we spent the Memorial Day weekend over on the California coast. With our close friends we camped in a familiar rv…

Thank God for His Blessings

Many people have traveled throughout the country to visit friends and family this Thanksgiving holiday. Schoolchildren all over the nation put on presentations, dressed up as pilgrims and Native Americans, and acted out the first thanksgiving. In many ways, this Thanksgiving is just like all the others. Football fans anticipate…

Refreshment from God through His Word

The past two weeks have been quite hectic at times. During these times I've found myself picking up the Bible and simply reading. Often, I'm not trying to exegete or engage in deep theological study. Rather, I simply want to read God's letter to me. When I read God's word,…

Forgotten Blessings: The Little Things from God

What would you say if someone asked you, "What has God done for you today?" I've asked many people this question and I've discovered the answer falls into one of four categories: healing miracles; financial miracles; family/social miracles; "I don't know" answers. These answers seem to show that people take…

Our Daily Bread Daily Devotionals

When I was a teenager, I found some devotionals too emotionally driven, or so I said. Despite my teenage foolishness, I've come to realize how vital daily devotion to God beomes in a Christian walk. Our Daily Bread, a free devotional magazine, has impacted my life. When I went places…

Stressed? Worried? How do you deal with it?

As Easter approaches, it seems so does everything else. I've been very busy these past few weeks between school, church, family, and everything else. During these times it is easy to get very stressed out. I get home from Ohio, where I preached a revival (check out previous blog entries)…

Look up when things look down

It is almost inevitable for things to go haywire at some time in your life. Maybe your boss will chew you out over a report filed wrong. Maybe you will get into an argument with your spouse or child. Maybe you will share sicknesses with your family. Recently, my family…

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