Until I Know

As I’ve already shared, I’ve committed to posting a couple times a month over on the Live Brave blog. My first post over there was this short poem. I like to get my head around things in simple terms and I wrote that first poem to do just that. I wanted to answer the question … More Until I Know

Joyful and Triumphant

O’ come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant. O’ come ye, o’ come ye, to Bethlehem … Christmas is over, but I can’t stop thinking about these words. I can’t stop thinking about what it means to come – joyful and triumphant – to Bethlehem. To small, forgotten Bethlehem. The least likely of all locations, … More Joyful and Triumphant

Over It!

I’m over it! No, really I am. To be more precise … I’m over ME. I’m over taking myself too seriously.  I’m over caring what anyone else thinks. I’m over worrying about what I do or do not have, what I can or cannot do, and what does or does not happen. I’m over wasting … More Over It!

The Disconnect

A few lines was all it took. It was a “random” preview of an upcoming book written by a young man with a passionate hunger for the presence of God. I don’t know what the book is about as a whole. And I have no idea of its merit as a whole (although I suspect … More The Disconnect

Thoughts on Thorns

So, apparently Paul had this “thorn in the flesh” … We don’t know what it was. Some people have tried to speculate, but Scripture doesn’t say. I figure if the Holy Spirit wanted us to know, he would have recorded it. He didn’t. That in itself says something to me. Although I’m sure the specifics were really … More Thoughts on Thorns

S.T.R.O.N.G.

I didn’t get it. No really. For a long, long time–I just didn’t get it. But then something clicked. I can’t tell you exactly what changed. I just know something very significant has changed. I know the season has changed. Even more … I know I’ve changed. For a very long time I’ve clung to … More S.T.R.O.N.G.

Amazed

When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching (Mat 7:28). The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” (Mat 8:27). And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowed was amazed and … More Amazed

What If?

What if? It’s a question we’ve all asked. It’s a question that taunts and torments many in the dark of night … What if it doesn’t work out? What if the unthinkable happens? What if I don’t get that job? What if my marriage doesn’t survive? What if we lose the house? What if the … More What If?

In Between

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all  (2 Cor. 4:17).  But sometimes our troubles seem neither momentary nor light. Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly … More In Between

Time Is My Ally

Time.  It seems there is never enough of it.  I find myself running late far too often.  On any given day I feel like I’m behind on dozens of things. That feeling often carries over from a task level to a heart level.  Sometimes I feel like I’m behind in life. I feel like there are  things … More Time Is My Ally