A $1 Book.

Two weeks ago my wife and I went to a local thrift shop. Shopping at this store is a favorite activity for my wife who likes to look for inexpensive items to decorate our house or give to someone as a gift.  Although I’m not as enamored as my wife is with second-hand...

Beyond Virtual Worship (Part 2)

In my last post, I discussed the concept of “virtual worship”: something that on the outside looks real, but at its heart is more about satisfying our own desires than actually approaching, submitting to, and experiencing God. Real worship engages our emotions, mind,...

Beyond Virtual Worship (part 1)

There is nothing that compares to experiencing God in worship, whether we are alone or with other believers!  Worship can be a profoundly moving and sweet time that transports us from the cares of this life into the kingdom realm of the one true God who reigns over...

A Precious Commodity.

Although Christ-followers have a bright and glorious eternity before us, God daily gives us a precious commodity that burns away faster than high-test fuel in a race car. That commodity is time. It’s interesting that we use phrases that refer to time just like it was...

Arm Raisers

I’m thankful for the arm raisers God has put in my life. Sometimes life can be an outright battle. For most people, stress levels rise and fall like the ocean tide. One of the dangers of being a parent, friend, in work, school, or in ministry is that we can internally...