Clean "-ish" When my brothers and I were much younger, our family lived in a house where one room was designated as our playroom. We built things out of Lego, had play fights (and real ones), built forts and did all the other things little boys at play will do. We also made huge messes. … Continue reading IS THE WHOLE ROOM CLEAN?
Some things cannot go back to the way they used to be.
Sanctification is an activity.
The great works of God never get done without attention to detail. Without detail, you have chaos.
In Genesis 24 we read the account of Abraham’s commission to his eldest servant. We’re told in an earlier passage that Abraham had three hundred eighteen “trained servants, born in his own house” (Genesis 14:14). If his eldest servant is any indication, it’s perhaps better to understand Abraham’s training as “raising,” or “nurturing” because we … Continue reading Stubborn Faith
We live in an opinion-driven world. Anyone with a social media account can give his/her thoughts and have it heard by thousands, even millions and it doesn’t matter if the opinion is based on fact or fairy tale.
God doesn't keep us from a life of ease. He is saving us from it.
We live in a world where opinion is king. If someone has even half a thought it can be aired on any number of social media outlets and in this this strange, opinionated world, every opinion carries equal weight no matter how devoid of substance.
I discovered my need for glasses in college. Friends would say “hi” to me and I would just squint at them, trying to figure out who they were and if they were talking to me. They’d often tease me for being aloof, but I wasn’t trying to be. I was just trying to identify them. … Continue reading Spiritual Myopia
After rebelling against God and refusing to go into battle to take the Promised Land, God turned Israel’s words against it and condemned that generation to forty years of wandering in the wilderness (Numbers 14:28-34). The only ones of that generation who would survive that punishment would be Joshua and Caleb. Hearing the news, “the … Continue reading Life After Disobedience