Death = Abundant Life

Jesus says in John 10:10 that He came to earth to bring life, even abundant life, to mankind. As Americans, we dream of abundant life. Only, we picture abundant life as nice houses, nice cars, and a family size of 3.24 individuals. Somewhere along the lines, we missed the point. The very next verse in…

Suffering Brings Joy

Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me? To “drink the cup” was a greater thing than calming the seas or raising the dead. The prophets and apostles could do amazing miracles, but they did not always do the will of God and thereby suffered as a result. Doing God’s will and…

Seven Ways To Pray for Your Prayer Life | Challies Dot Com

From Seven Ways To Pray for Your Prayer Life | Challies Dot Com. Here are seven ways that you can pray about your prayer life. These are seven items you can add to your prayer list as you consider your own prayer life or another person’s. 1) Pray that your prayers would be the expressions of a…

“I will be a light to you” by Joseph Alleine | Tolle Lege

From “I will be a light to you” by Joseph Alleine | Tolle Lege. “The LORD God says to His people: My wisdom shall be your counselor. If any lacks wisdom, let him ask of Me, and it shall be given him (James 1:5). I will be your deliverer. When you are in darkness, I will…

Preaching to the Heart

This month has been a whirlwind. Spring break in Florida with the middle school Campus Life trip was relaxing in a way, but simultaneously emotionally and spiritually draining. Then came the church Easter cantata, Easter, more visa paperwork, and back to school. Teaching full time and taking college classes has proven to be trying, as…

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God…and the Beaches, too!

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1). Spending spring break with 75 middle school students isn’t most people’s idea of a break, but this week was refreshing to my soul. After a week on the beach, complete with clear water, crashing waves, and white sand, the…