Fixing Regrets

This week I had a great conversation with a friend about regrets. There have been seasons of my life where everything was shrouded in the darkness of wishing I had made different decisions, said different words, worked harder, etc. so that I would be in a better...

Chosen Differences

Until watching The Chosen (which, if you’re not watching, you’re seriously missing out) I never thought much about the interpersonal dynamics between Jesus’ disciples, particularly those between Matthew and the fishermen brothers Peter and Andrew....

Seeing the Little Things – Sarah Rowland

I write this today hoping that you will see the joy of Jesus. My writing is not profound, nor is it something that comes easily for me. However, Jesus is profound and He is FOR us. Not long ago, there was a day where I just could not “do it” anymore. Have you ever...

Pray Right – Dr. Ben Olson

In 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Paul gives a humiliating testimony about a prayer of his that was not answered. Not that God did not hear him, but that He did not answer him positively. This becomes more poignant considering the purpose of the book of 2 Corinthians is to...

Looking More Like Jesus – VPSD Dan Jarrell

In 1976, the antacid company Rolaids released an advertising campaign so successful that it lasted more than 5 years. Beginning with the question, “How do you spell relief?” we heard first from individuals. A trucker would say “For heartburn and gas, I spell...

The Power of Story – by Noël Maxwell

In 1962, a few days before his high school graduation, a young man took out his souped up Autobianchi Bienchina for a spin. Being a race car driver was his sole ambition in life. While making an illegal left hand turn, however, another car broadsided him, flipping him...

Live Not By Lies by Rod Dreher

How can Christians survive in a world in which the leaders of our cultural institutions – education, the media, entertainment, economy, business, politics – enforce an anti-Biblical narrative and punish dissenters? Though this kind of totalitarianism does...

“What Do We Do?”

As a teenager, my understanding of life in Christ, how to live as a Christian, was going to church and enjoying a consistent devotional life with him. This was largely private. I didn’t connect with Christian brothers and sisters, my faith rarely influenced my public...

Rest Regardless of Restless Circumstances

I have been thinking about rest recently.  Having contracted Covid-19 around Thanksgiving, the fatigue that seems to last well past other symptoms has  motivated me to seek physical rest.  However, the unrest that is spews from the news and social media outlets, has...
Let Every Breath

Let Every Breath

I have been thinking a lot about breathing recently.  I don’t think I’m alone in this.  In fact, the civil unrest that our country has experienced was spurred on by “I can’t breathe.”  The COVID-19 pandemic often impacts a person’s ability to breath.  The mask debate...