You Are Welcome Here

Being real in today's world is kind of hard. We are constantly bombarded with pictures that show perfection, twitter posts that make life seem so grand, or spiritual meme's that make it look like others have an untouchable relationship with God. In a world of social media where perfection is always portrayed, this can make [...]

With all and In all

All. Everything. Every aspect. Every little part. Leaving nothing behind. Proverbs 3:5-6 are well known verses. Many can quote them. They are positive and engaging verses. We like to focus on the trust and acknowledging parts. But I think we should be focusing on the all part. Often we trust a little, or we trust [...]

Another one in the fire

We all find ourselves in the fire at times. Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah found themselves in such a place. The king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, had invaded Jerusalem and these 3 young men found themselves captive. And the commander assigned them new names. Hananiah became Shadrach, Mishael became Meshach, and Azariah became Abed-nego (Dan. 1:1-7). These [...]

Victim or Victor?

Victim = one that is acted on and usually adversely affected by a force or agent. Joseph. A 17 year old kid, hated by his brothers. His father's favorite son, which undoubtedly, played into the hatred and jealousy the others felt for him. I know, I know. I just blogged about Joseph a week ago. [...]

When life isn’t fair…keep trusting Him

We've all been there. We can't make sense out of the things coming at us. We are following hard after Jesus and out of nowhere we are sidelined with something we didn't expect. It can come in many forms. Hatred, jealousy, anger, disease, disaster... But what do we do when that happens? How do we [...]

The truth about Jonah

Almost everyone knows the story of Jonah. He is called to preach, runs away, gets swallowed by a great fish, gets vomited back out, finally obeys, then pouts about the outcome. Simple enough, right? For such a small book of the Bible, there is so much content in these 4 chapters. So much good information [...]