Who Are You Hanging Out With These Days?

June 6, 2014Devotional

When I was a college student living on a Christian college campus, I fell into the trap of often staying in the safety of the bubble. On campus, there was a bit of a micro-economy that remained pretty safe. You could eat, sleep, and study on campus and ‘do life’ only with those kids who were … Read More

Public Enemy Number One

September 5, 2013Devotional

How is it that a husband and wife can turn into enemies? Why do churches get torn apart in relational wars? And why do we fight such fierce battles within our own hearts? Perhaps it’s that we have allowed the real enemy to cloak himself. Jesus said, The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill … Read More

What Being a Follower of Jesus Is Really All About

August 26, 2013Devotional

Some of the scariest verses in the Bible are found at the conclusion of the Sermon on the Mount… “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to … Read More

Bless the Little Children

August 16, 2013Devotional

One of the sweetest scenes in the Bible is the little children gathering around Jesus to sit on His lap. The Bible describes the scene this way, One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. – Matthew 19:13 (NLT) What I … Read More

Jesus Is a Treasure to Be Discovered

August 7, 2013Devotional

I still remember ing around in a treasure chest full of sand at the Browning Fair. I felt something like a rock and pulled it out – it was gold! Actually, it was a rock, spray-painted to lo like gold. I traded it for a cheap plastic fire helmet which was probably the greater treasure … Read More


August 6, 2013Devotional

Sometimes the phrase “God s you” just seems so shallow, especially when we it on little yellow smiley face bouncy balls. If we’re not careful, we wind up with the impression that God’s is a novelty, a ten of sorts. But that’s not the of God the Bible presents… How great is … Read More

Jesus Is Everything We Really Need

July 26, 2013Devotional

Our view of Jesus is usually positive, but also usually limited. We see Him as a good man, maybe even a great man, but perhaps not the Creator, Redeemer, and King that He is. One of the characteristics of God is His self-sufficiency, which simply means that He exists independently of any of His creation. … Read More