If you didn’t get a chance to read THE PRAYER: An Introduction last week, check it out before reading this post. “Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” (Matthew 6:9 ESV) Actor Scott Caan once said, “Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.” This goes for each area […]Read More The Prayer Part 1: Our Father
As we enter into the Lenten season, (whether you celebrate Lent or not, these 40 some odd days, can be an important time of reflection for all of us) as we look forward with anticipation to the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, we’ll be walking through one of the most important daily practices […]Read More The Prayer: An Introduction.
I’m sure most of us have great things we want to accomplish in life. Trips we want to take, goals we wish to achieve, projects we wish to complete, and ultimately a destiny to reach. So for most of us, the title of this post is a misnomer. It makes perfect sense that to move […]Read More Moving Forward by Staying Put
As Christmas approaches, we hear slogans like: “Put Christ back in Christmas.” Or “Remember the Reason for the Season.” Now, slogans can be good, but only when given thought to what they mean. It’s not enough just to say Jesus is the reason. It’s important to see what actually happened, and the magnitude of the […]Read More The Infant King & His Neverending Kingdom
“Triggered.” Until the past year or so this word had no profound meaning in my life. For something to be “triggered” meant for something to be activated. For instance, I may say, “The back door locking mechanism is triggered when you press the lock button on the front car door.” I was unaware that I, […]Read More un-Triggered (or) How to interact with others the way the Bible tells us to.
I’m sure it’s safe to assume that you, like myself, love music. I’m a musician and an avid vinyl collector so music might mean a little more to me than to you, but I think if we are honest, we are all naturally music lovers. Sometimes a certain song is mentally connected to a very […]Read More Psalm 121: A Song to Remind Us
Do you remember a moment from your childhood, when you were wrapped warmly in your blankets in your bed, engulfed in the comforting darkness of sleep, only to have your light switch flipped on by an insistent parent or your annoying sibling? It’s amazing how as children we are afraid of the dark when we […]Read More Still, There’s a Light
There are a lot of things in life that have no sequential order. For instance, when unloading a dishwasher I may choose to remove the forks before I remove the plates, or the knives before the bowls, I can even choose to remove the spoons before I remove cups. The order in which I choose […]Read More Life from Death
”The Lord is my Shepherd…” Odds are, regardless of your religious background, or lack thereof, you can finish that quote. The Twenty-Third chapter of Psalms is possibly the most well known passage in all of scripture. Its only rival would be John 3:16. While I think both of these passages are as famous as they […]Read More Peace & Rest
In the book of Revelation, Jesus commends the church at Ephesus for many great things, yet He appeals to them to return to the initial love they had when they came to Him. Often as a new year begins, we reflect on things we should change. Often these grandiose goals revolve around weight loss, […]Read More Begin, again.