"Be still and know". We see that phrase everywhere; coffee cups, t-shirts, journals and more. We always interpret it to be quiet and know that God is in control. The problem comes when we know he is in control, but fail to put faith in his ability. Psalm 37:7 commands us to be still, wait… Continue reading How is Being Still a Reflection of Faith?
Do you have a list of words that will send you off of the deep end? Those words that grate on your nerves make you want to wack someone with a shovel, or bring you to your knees? I used to think only the dreaded four-letter words (you know, the ones your momma would wash… Continue reading Don’t Ever Use that Word! And, Why Suffering?
Time and again I stumble, fall, and find myself in the pit. You know the pit, don't you? It's that place where we often camp and have our pity parties. Let's be real, we all do it don't we? Life begins to throw those flaming darts at your head, and all you can do is… Continue reading God’s Overwhelming Goodness
"You are either going into a storm, in the midst of a storm or coming out of a storm." Over the years I have heard many pastors speak this statement. I have come to liken the storms of life to valleys and mountaintops. I can say with certainty that I am not alone when I… Continue reading Why Can’t We Remain on the Spiritual Mountain Tops?
Jesus cleansed the temple. The concept of our Messiah cleansing the temple replays in my mind in a continual loop today. I can only begin to image the sights and the sounds that came from the vendors set up at the entrance to the temple with birds, lambs, sheep and an assortment of other… Continue reading Is my worship pure?