You aren’t the only one struggling to die to self.

It’s far from easy.It’s stinking hard. It’s a hard and holy thing to die to self.And you aren’t the only one struggling with it. For many, who walk with Jesus, it’s a slow thing as we learn little by little, year after year, to die to things that don’t really matter and hold on toContinue reading “You aren’t the only one struggling to die to self.”

Is this on your list for the New Year?

It’s a hard and holy thing. It’s still on my list as I think about goals for this new year. I think it may always be. To die to self. For many, who walk with Jesus, it’s a slow thing as we learn little by little, year after year, to die more to things thatContinue reading “Is this on your list for the New Year?”

THIS is the great lie of the pro-choice movement

We have all sought our own way, to the detriment of others and have ultimately come up empty and miserable. The abortion debate, in front of us, is such a perfect example of this. Because of technology, like ultrasounds, we all know it’s a baby—a life. The issue is no longer, “is that a life”,Continue reading “THIS is the great lie of the pro-choice movement”

I like Christmas, but what about when God does stuff I don’t like?

It’s Christmas-time! We all love reading of the miraculous virgin birth. We like the miracles and power of the Savior. We think it’s so cool that the King of Kings hung out with sinners and find it heart-warming that the He wept with Mary and Martha when Lazarus died. We love that the little childrenContinue reading “I like Christmas, but what about when God does stuff I don’t like?”

I’m having trouble moving past this…

I wrote this a year ago. Still, I just can’t seem to move past this passage without feeling it all over again… The rich young ruler walked away, sorrowful, but unwilling to part with his great possessions to follow Jesus.(Luke 18) I’ve wondered again and again if I’m holding anything too tightly or counting onContinue reading “I’m having trouble moving past this…”

Don’t give the enemy this.

Paul says though he is free, he has made himself a servant in order to win more souls to the Lord. (1Cor 9:19). Paul is encouraging those wayward Corinthians to remember they have a purpose that extends far beyond seeking their own happiness through sin or the freedoms they have over the law. Paul comparesContinue reading “Don’t give the enemy this.”

Do You know a Christian Atheist?

It would be easier to never mention this, but it seems there are lots of Christian Atheists these days. Perhaps, you know one? Perhaps, you are one? You may be a Christian Atheist if you say you are a Christian, but you, in fact, live as if you don’t believe God is real (the GodContinue reading “Do You know a Christian Atheist?”

They say you can’t kill a succulent

They say you can’t kill a succulent.Well, I did. And that fact, sparked what I’m about to say. I have to continually be aware of my ability to fail. The fact that they say you can’t kill a succulent, and I did, helps me know this about myself. I overwatered it. It’s dead. Likewise, ifContinue reading “They say you can’t kill a succulent”