Above Everything Else

Last week, I co-directed a girl’s grade school camp. A lot of things are running through my mind about last week: late nights, good teaching moments, and rewarding glimpses of listening ears. But I wasn’t just directing and teaching, I was also learning. For one of the messages, I loaned a bottle of perfume to…

Will You Marry Me?

He takes you on a romantic stroll through the park, and, at the center, a hot air balloon is waiting. Once you are just above the city, looking over the lights, he gets down on one knee and asks you that big question that you’ve been waiting all your life to hear; “Will you marry…

Do You See Me?

Our sorrows are many, our days, few, but for those who trust in the Lord, their days of sorrow will be swallowed up in victory; they will trade darkness for light; death for life. He has swallowed up death forever! The Lord Yahweh will wipe away tears from off all faces. He will take the…

The Prodigal Son Returns

Tell those who have a fearful heart, “Be strong. Don’t be afraid. Behold, your God will come with vengeance, God’s retribution. He will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame man will leap like a deer, and…

Only Hope

Hope, it is a precious and fragile thing. There are times when it can be torn in sunder when we lose something, or someone, dear to us. But hope that can be broken, even by the fiercest of storms, is that hope or is it fear? Fear makes us cling to this world and its…

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…

But for the Grace of God

Over the past few years, I have seen more stories of kids being killed and abused than I ever remember seeing in the past. With every headline, my heart hurts. I don’t understand how people could be so cruel, so evil, and so without feeling or moral judgment. In my confusion, I am ashamed to…

The Empty Cross?

“The King of the Jews.” Those were the words written above Jesus’ head when He was hanging on the cross. The Jewish leaders tried to correct the Roman soldiers, stating that the sign should have said, “He said, ‘I am the King of the Jews,’” as a form of accusation against Him. But the sign…

Darkness Couldn’t Keep Him Down

I was chasing the sunset, running from the night; Hoping to find that picture perfect light. All I found was a storm on the horizon. It covered the sun; wouldn’t let the light in. I thought all hope was gone, but then came the sun Bursting through the clouds. Darkness couldn’t keep it down. Darkness…

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Over the past few months, I have been battling a constant war against roots in my drains. I have roto-rooted at least 8 separate times this year, and my labors have not borne that much fruit. Right now, I am battling one drain that I thought was clear, until my basement flooded… I won’t test…