Outside my window the late summer sun filters down through a canopy of oak and cedar. The oppressive heat of August has shoved its way into September. It leaches the moisture of yesterday’s rain out of every blade of grass as it covers Texas like a weighted blanket.Read More
I’ve been silent in this space of late. To be honest, the events of the summer, both in the world and at home have made me want to escape.Read More
For someone who has a strong dislike of close spaces I’ve found myself, more than once, descending into darkness.Read More
Even a quick perusal of the OT scriptures will reveal that God takes the Sabbath day very seriously.Read More
I think we forget that Jesus and John the Baptist were family. Scripture doesn’t give us any indication of how much time they spent together as children, if any at all. But we do know this, when Jesus heard that John had been killed He, “withdrew privately by boat to a remote place;” (Matt 14:13)Read More
We’ve all experienced the power that words can have on a person, even on a community and a culture.
A kind word, a word spoken in encouragement, can have a profound and life giving affect on a person.
But words can also be used to harm, control, and confuse.
I’ve been thinking about the different ways God comes to us.Read More
I wonder if this is where we began to go wrong.Read More
The magic of the Holy Spirit is the immediate and on-going change that happens when, at the moment of salvation, He invades our spirit.Read More
“…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8b
Have you ever wondered how a group of men who, time after time, failed to grasp the teachings of Christ during His earthly ministry, could successfully bring the message of the Gospel to the ends of the earth?Read More