"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?
As I begin a week of reflecting on the death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior, I ponder Pilate. His words in Matthew 27:22-23 (ESV) resonate with my heart. "Pilate said to them, 'Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?' They all said, 'Let him be crucified!' And he said, 'Why?… Continue reading Am I a Pilate?
I’m writing and doing some research about joy. There are multitudes of references about joy in scripture, but the ones that bring me the greatest joy are those which speak of the Lord being my Shepherd. Shepherd is a term that encompasses a vast list of responsibilities and role my Savior provides to my life.… Continue reading Jesus, The Good Shepherd
I'd like to say that there are times in life when we face trials that wear us out. But I think the reality is, they aren't merely times. There are seasons of life that are filled with tests. Times conjure an image of being short-lived. Yet in my experience, the periods of time where I… Continue reading How on earth is this supposed to be joy?