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It’s Wednesday of Holy Week, and I have to ask. What have you been doing? Really, what have you been doing? More specifically, what have you been doing because of the significance of this week? The most profound and universe changing event is about to be celebrated in a few days. What are you doing in light of that? How are you preparing your heart and mind to celebrate? It’s really easy… Read More

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, a day in the Church when we celebrate the event of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem recorded in the Gospels. It marked the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent. It was a day of highs for Jesus’ Disciples, I’m sure, because in just a few days their world would seemingly crash to the ground. Jesus knew it. He knew that the praising and singing as… Read More

Have you ever been faced with a trial of some kind, and found yourself focused on giving encouragement? Like, you know that what lies ahead for you will be taxing to the extreme, maybe even wondering how you are going to get through it in one piece while still retaining some shred of sanity. And yet, your focus at that moment is on others, and their needs. Have you experienced that? Maybe… Read More

I’m thankful that I have an “essential” job right now. I know there are a lot of people tonight that don’t. Maybe you are in that group. And you sit there wondering what you are going to do. How are you going to pay your bills. How will you answer the questions your kids have. How do you maintain a sense of calm and collection in the midst of seeming chaos. How… Read More

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! Psalm 51:1-2 When was the last time you laid it all out to God? Like, really let it all hang out. No hesitation, no concern for what He might think of you or the mess. When we the last time… Read More

Or do they? I think for most of us, regardless of what we say, we subconsciously wrestle with this thought. People don’t change. In all honesty it’s really easy to arrive at that conclusion. Think about it. How often has someone hurt you? Not just once, but over and over again. Maybe even by the exact same action as the time before. It’s easy to conclude that they will always be the… Read More

Have you ever taken a moment and read Paul’s greetings and closings of his letters? He made a point to draw attention to grace and peace. He loved his people. The people that God entrusted him to shepherd. Paul poured into them regardless of his own situations. Through pain, imprisonments, trials and persecution, he continued to minister to them. Paul loved his flock. While this is evident throughout his letters, there is… Read More

Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:10-11 Have you ever been faced with a task that seems so dauntingly huge, you can’t see past the obstacles? Maybe you believe there really is light at… Read More

This particular post is one that has taken time. Time in reflection, prayer, writing, and more reflection, prayer, and writing. Over the course of several weeks, this post has come into existence through reflection and study of what I believe could be argued, one of the most pivotal moments in Biblical history: Moses’ encounter with God at the burning bush. Enjoy. And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a… Read More

As I was at work Saturday night, thinking about my message for the morning I realized something. While this series is about getting back to the basics of being a follower of Christ, my message is centered on rightfully placing Jesus as the first priority in our life. Not tomorrow, but now. The problem we often have is being really really good at finding other things to put before Him. And to… Read More