When grace hurts.

His humanity asked if there was another way–if this cup could pass from Him–but His holiness knew this was the only way.

When I woke up this morning, the sun was shining brightly through the blinds of my bedroom window.  Birds were singing from the trees behind my house.  A neighbor was mowing her backyard for the first time this season.  The world was warm, beautiful, and full of energy for the day ahead. Continue reading “When grace hurts.”


The details don’t matter.

Today’s Text: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

1 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you God’s mystery. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. Continue reading “The details don’t matter.”

The story of a girl, a boy, and God.

Today’s Text: Joshua 1:8-9

8   Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 
9   Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Continue reading “The story of a girl, a boy, and God.”

A God of Second Chances

Today’s Text: Jonah 3; Jonah 4

Friends, our God is the God of second chances.

When God delivered Jonah from the mouth of that fish, he traveled to Nineveh as he had promised and the Lord had commanded.   Continue reading “A God of Second Chances”

Running from God is hard work.

Today’s Text: Jonah 1; Jonah 2

Friends, have you wrestled with something lately?  Did you just want to run away from it and hope you could avoid facing it?  Did it leave you feeling exhausted?

If so, you might know what it was like to be Jonah. Continue reading “Running from God is hard work.”

Healing the Sin-Full Soul

Today’s Text: Psalm 38

Friends, we’re a sick bunch.

The world is moving faster and faster each day, and it’s getting easier and easier for us to become distracted from our afflictions.   Continue reading “Healing the Sin-Full Soul”

A Song of Confession, A Song of Love

Text: Psalm 130

Friends, I know people with a whole lot more training than me in the Word say this is a song of confession, of penitence.  I see it.  I do.  But I also see something else.  You see friends, to me, this is a song of love – the kind of love that only a parent can have for the their child, a creator for His creation.   Continue reading “A Song of Confession, A Song of Love”