Do you know what the word identity means? Identity defined is the condition of being oneself, and not another. It is the condition or character as to who a person or what a thing is. It’s not just what describes you; it’s what defines you. The sense of self, in others words, is what our […]Read more "Christ, Our Life"
I own an iPhone 4S. I enjoy my iPhone 4S and use it everyday. I primarily use it for text messaging, sending and receiving calls, social media, and emailing. Oh, and the GPS System. I’m terrible with directions. People who are technologically savvy will tell you that you do not need an iPhone 4S if […]Read more "My iPhone 4S and The Gospel"
Recently, a friend of mine inquired on my behalf on one thing I learned after what was a tumultuous several months. I’ll share with you what I shared with him. Paul writes to the Philippians: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). Curiously, when I first read Philippians, I wondered […]Read more "Rejoice In The Lord Always"
Do you ever feel like you’re not making a difference? I had an encouraging conversation a few weeks back with a friend. She told me a story about a guy she knows in college who recently came back to Jesus after straying from him in his youth. The guy lived the stereotypical secular college life: […]Read more "When You Don’t Feel Like You’re Making A Difference"
This week marks roughly one year that I’ve been in the ever so exiting world of blogging. Much of it has been rewarding, some of it lonely, and all of it tiring. It hasn’t come without criticism, but it’s difficult — I have learned — to critique writing. Particularly because there is no access to […]Read more "Top 10 Posts In Year One"
I recently came across a startling observation in the story of Hannah in 1 Samuel 1-2. This story is one of my favorite stories in all of Scripture. Having recently read it, something jumped out at me this time that never did before. Hannah pleads earnestly with God: “O Lord of hosts, if you will […]Read more "God Exceeds Our Expectations"
Peter the disciple denies Jesus the Messiah. Not once or twice, but three times. Jesus predicted it would happen and it did. “. . . And immediately the rooster crowed. And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” And he [Peter] went out and wept bitterly […]Read more "When The Roosters Crow"
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). The Bible tells us on many occasions to trust God, but it never tells us that trusting God will be easy. Trusting God is not some fairy-tale, comfort-free, stress-free activity. No, in many situations, it can be […]Read more "Trusting God is Not Easy"
I do not think Jesus wept because Lazarus was dead. In his book,Your Jesus Is Too Safe, (great book!), Jared C. Wilson, one of the most popular Christian bloggers in the world, writes, “The shortest verse in the Bible, John 11:35, tells us simply that “Jesus wept,” and his tears came from mourning his dear […]Read more "Why Did Jesus Weep?"
Last night I watched Game 3 of the NBA Finals with my youngest brother, Robert. During one possession of play, Dwayne Wade, the Miami Heat’s Shooting Guard, felt as if he was fouled on a play but he did not receive the benefit of the doubt from the referees. Frustrated from the call — or […]Read more "Why God Wants Our Praise"