Jesus Came Out   And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.”  (Mark 1:38 ESV)   I was journaling through the referenced passage last week and as I most often do, I used the S.T.A.R. method to… Read More

“And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.”  (Mark 1:35 ESV)   I’m a big proponent of taking the time to reflect and meditate on the things I’ve seen God do in my life … that is if… Read More

Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. (Philippians 2:17 ESV)     It has been a challenging time the last few days and weeks for me.  With these challenges I’m being taught a valuable lesson about following Jesus… Read More

If I were to come totally clean I will tell you that I’ve had an addiction to the political turmoil in our country.  I hate it, but I haven’t been able to stop watching it unfold.   I keep following it, and it makes me madder the more I do. The problem is the hatred is… Read More

Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! (Psalms 27:14 ESV)   In my anger He said it.  In my turmoil He said it.  In my confusion He said it. To my question of what action should I take He said it. In my agony and fear… Read More

“You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.”  (2ndTimothy 2:2 ESV)   Throughout the history of the Church which began over two thousand years ago, the Gospel has been passed down… Read More

“No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.”  John 15:15 ESV     I often ask guys if they think God likes them.  They… Read More

Don’t Quit   “Stay with God!  Take heart. Don’t quit.  I’ll say it again:  Stay with God.”  (Psalms 27:14 MSG)     The great advantage of age is experience.  The great advantage of walking with Christ for several years is experience.  The great advantage of experience with Christ is a sense of peace that comes when all… Read More

A Letter from Christ     And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. (2 Corinthians 3:3 ESV)   “… you are a letter from Christ …”     When I read… Read More

I’VE GOT THIS!    “When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in their cities.”  (Matthew 11:1 ESV)   “He comes where He commands us to leave.”  Oswald Chambers   Allow me to share why this verse and the quote by Oswald Chambers meant so much… Read More

Holy Resolve   Now after these events Paul resolved in the Spirit to pass through Macedonia and Achaia and go to Jerusalem, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.” (Acts 19:21 ESV)     I read the words “resolved in the Spirit” and my thoughts went to the what – why –… Read More

Stop the Cycle     After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. (Acts 18:1-2 ESV)     If you know me, you know that I read a verse and ask some questions about it.  I ask the context of the verse, the history of it and the application of it to my own life. Today was an example of this and… Read More