“Aren’t we quick to jump toward Jesus but slow to walk the journey out with Him? When He asks, “What do you want?” Jesus is asking us, What do you really want for your life, because you have to know this going in. You can’t just follow Me without understanding what following Me means, and at … Continue reading The Stirring
"Our false self demands a formula before it engages; our false self wants a guarantee of success; and mister, your aren't going to get one. So there comes a time in a man's life when he's got to break away from all that and head off into the unknown with God. This is a vital … Continue reading With Praise and a Sword
"On a note of hope, on a strong amen "I will start anew, I will make amends And I'll thank the world and remember when I was able to begin again!" Ebenezer Scrooge (Albert Finney), Scrooge We made it! Another Christmas season come and gone. While normal people are sitting around the tree enjoying their … Continue reading Heart Resolutions
Are you starting to get a little excited for a new year? I know, we are knee deep in Christmas right now, but December goes by faster than any other month whether we want it to or not. Maybe I'm not supposed to admit this, but I always look forward to the post-Christmas cleaning of … Continue reading Cheers To The Simple Things
"How the Lord takes by its corners This old world and shakes us forward and shakes us free..." Rich Mullins New Years is almost here! That lovely time when we can all do a "mental reset" and reorient ourselves a bit to wherever it is we think we are going. I saw no less that … Continue reading Forward and Free in the New Year!
"Keep it simple, keep it pure. Keep it sincere." The more I dive into the Word this year, expecting some complex revelation to wash over me, the more I hear this. Back to the basics in the New Year. My 9 year old woke up yesterday morning and told me about a dream he had. … Continue reading Profoundly Simple
Happy New Year! As much as I love the fun of the holidays, I always feel kind of refreshed when January rolls around. A new (mostly blank) calendar and a house free of Christmas nutcrackers does me good. A symbolic "do over" time for everyone, January holds a lot of possibility. We hit the ground … Continue reading The Messages of January