Run the Race of Faith

… Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body more than clothing? Behold, the fowls of the air; they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into…

Going to the Chapel

I showed up early, sat about four rows from the front, and in the very middle of the row. As people started coming into the chapel, they filled the rows in front and behind me, but no one sat in my row. The worship music started, and still no one came. There was a song…

How do You Spend Your “Free” Time?

How you spend your free time says a lot about you. When you’re first getting to know someone, they’ll ask you what you do for a living and then they’ll ask you what you do for fun. Basically, the questions could be rephrased to say; “What brings you the most enjoyment in life? If you…

My Wish For You

“My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to; Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small, You never need to carry more than you can hold. And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to, I hope you know somebody loves you and wants the same things,…

Let it Rain

When was the last time you went running through the rain without a rain coat or umbrella? It was probably a long time ago; long before you worried about your clothes, or considered that you might get a cold. But maybe you always considered those things and never ran through the rain. Whether you chose…

Let it Snow

Usually, when I look at the world from my office window, I can’t tell if any precipitation is falling. I have no point of reference to distinguish between water droplets and the sky above. But, when it snows, I can see every flake so clearly; especially when it falls down in big, feathery chunks. They…

My Friday Afternoon

It’s late on a Friday afternoon, and I am here; writing. I could be in the gym or at home; doing laundry, reading a book, or watching a movie. And on any given afternoon, there are a lot of things I could be doing, but I often choose to do the things I probably shouldn’t…

Fear has no Home

Fear is no way to live. It effectively chokes off our water supply, neutralizes anything that could help us grow spiritually, and won’t allow the Son to shine into the depths of our hearts. Of course, we know how bad fear can be, yet it still takes hold and is welcomed where it should be…

When You Want to Give Up

Part of being an adult (or being human) means that hard times will come and difficult decisions must be made. The temptation to give up is great, but most people deem the cost of giving up to be too high. So, instead, they give up by giving into other temptations; other things that promise them…

Holy is the Lord

     “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.      “The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and man’s spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God. Worship…