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Over the next several days, I invite you to join me in diving into the Book of Acts. I think it’s a fitting study right after Easter, as the Book of Acts focuses on the foundation and growth of the Early Church immediately after Jesus’ death, resurrection, and ascension. Before we jump into Acts though, we should really wrap up the story of Jesus’ time on earth after His resurrection. See, Jesus… Read More

Good Friday has come and gone. We celebrate Easter tomorrow. Today, we wait. Out of the three days, I think this one elicits unsettling feelings for me the most. I can only imagine how the Disciples felt today, some 2000 years ago. A sense of loss and directionless. Think about it, when tragedy strikes we tend to be in a state of shock. It’s after the shock wears off, maybe a day… Read More

It’s really funny how God works in our life sometimes. I had this whole post written and scheduled to go live this morning, and something in my gut this morning said I needed to pull it and wait. So I did. No idea why, but the sense was very clear that I needed to wait. So far I have been an observer of others facing more hardship than my family in the… Read More

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