I think a lot of things. I have a lot of opinions about a lot of different things. Most people do. (Or at least I think they do!) Thinking is a good thing. We weren’t created to be robots or automatons. We are unique, thinking, feeling creatures. We all ought to learn to think critically … More The things I KNOW to be true …
Excitement filled the air. At long last it was time. It was my time. It was time to present an offering to the King. It was time to place the fruit of my labor–my very best efforts–before him. The King himself had commissioned this gift. It was the very best I had to offer. I worked … More Imperfect!
I’ll never know how much it cost, to see my sin upon that cross … As I gently sing the familiar words, my heart is stirred. Tears well up and begin to flow freely. A wave of gratitude sweeps over me, and I remember … I remember the cross. I remember that I’m saved by … More Remembering
Shhh … What do you hear? When the smartphone is put away. When the computer is shut down. When the television and the iPod are silent. What do you hear? Do you hear him? Shhh … What do you hear? When the props are gone. When the distractions fade. When everyone and everything else slips into the … More Shhh …
I don’t need … —another great sermon or a good book —a divine appointment or an important connection —a word of encouragement or exhortation I don’t need to visit … —a significant or sentimental place from the past —an anointed conference —a church or a prayer room I’m not looking for … More What I (Really) Need
Times are tough, so you see them everywhere. Sitting by the off ramp with a makeshift sign, holding out a dirty cup for change. Shuffling down the street with all of their worldly possessions in a shopping cart. Curled up in a cardboard box under the freeway overpass. The broken. The rejected and dejected. The lonely. The poor. … More A Banana and a Sandwich
I’m sitting at my keyboard compelled to communicate, yet feeling like I have absolutely nothing to say. Nothing of merit at any rate. Nothing terribly encouraging. Nothing worth noting. Nothing worth stopping your day to read. I could complain. I have, actually. Far, far too often in recent weeks. But it doesn’t do any good. … More Trusting God in the Silence
My brain kicks into overdrive far too often. I have a tendency, at least at times, to think too much. Lately, I have had so much churning around in my mind and heart. After pondering so much for so long, there is so much I want to get out of my head and onto paper. … More The Comfort of Simplicity