Are We All Being Tested? Yes, Actually

Are We All Being Tested? Yes, Actually

Driving a car is second nature to me now. And it likely is for you as well if you’ve been driving for more than a year or two. But do you remember the jitters you had on testing day? When I first started learning to drive, there were so many details to remember...
Video: God Comforts His People

Video: God Comforts His People

View this post on Instagram Isaiah 49:13 says, “Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.” (NIV) Just wanted to share some thoughts on that,...
You Shall Not Fear

You Shall Not Fear

When you take refuge under the protective wings of God, you have nothing left to be afraid of. Does that mean you’ll never be hurt? Never get sick? Never lose a job or a relationship? No. Welcome to planet earth, where bad things happen because of the existence...
God Fiercely Protects His People

God Fiercely Protects His People

Ever messed with a mamma goose? Few mistakes are more costly! The writer of Psalm 91 uses the picture of a protective parent bird to illustrate the fierceness of God’s guardianship over his people. Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the...
What Do You Have to Say About God?

What Do You Have to Say About God?

Did you know that the human mind tends to follow its most dominant thought? For example, if a child is walking along the edge of a wall and you shout, “Don’t fall!,” the child is now slightly more likely to fall because you suggested a thought that...
The Safest Secret Hideout in the World

The Safest Secret Hideout in the World

I spent a lot of my childhood playing in a small patch of woods behind my grandparents’ home in Rockfield, Kentucky. There were multiple sinkholes – one of them large enough you could throw a couple of cars into it – a wet weather spring, and lots of...
God is Always Bigger Than Your Problems

God is Always Bigger Than Your Problems

When your perspective of God is one of awe and wonder, your fear of problems diminishes. But when your perspective of God diminishes, your problems will remain the object of your awe and wonder. In other words: Big God = small problems. Small God = big problems. And...
When You Can’t Carry It All

When You Can’t Carry It All

I’m a pastor, a husband, and a dad. When the world around me is in crisis, I feel deeply within me the burden of caring for both flock and family – to protect and provide for everyone. And I can’t. You can’t either. That’s exactly why...
Never Stop Going Deeper

Never Stop Going Deeper

Pine trees grow fast. That’s why pine is the cheapest of woods to purchase for building projects. Pine tree farms can raise a crop of trees to maturity in a decade. The strength of a pine tree is also its greatest weakness. It grows fast because its roots are...
Growing Spiritually Through Three Years of Self-Quarantine

Growing Spiritually Through Three Years of Self-Quarantine

As I write this, almost 40% of the American population are in lockdown-mode. Governors in several states have ordered the closing of schools, restaurants, bars, clubs, and other public gathering spaces. And even with the modern phenomenon of online social networking,...

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