May THIS never be said of me!

John has been talking about antichrists and testing everything and then, says, “Beloved, let us love one another for love is of God.” (1 John 4:7) It’s as if he is saying, regardless of all the other stuff, you still, absolutely, got to, always, no matter what, love one another because “everyone who loves isContinue reading “May THIS never be said of me!”

A note from my daughter

What cost are you willing to pay?(a note from Abi Jaggers McCollough) I’ve been journeying through the book of Acts lately. Paul truly was an incredible warrior for the Kingdom of God. To be honest with you, I have felt some conviction reading through this book. I think it would be easy to brush offContinue reading “A note from my daughter”

She is twelve. That’s her journal.

She is twelve. Those are pages from her journal in the photo. My niece is slowly working through the Bible. She’s studying. She is trying to understand. She’s hiding God’s Word in her heart. For years, she’s watched her parents do the same. A while back, she and I were discussing a passage over theContinue reading “She is twelve. That’s her journal.”

Waiting Wednesday this Holy Week

Silent Wednesday. It’s what some scholars call this day of Holy Week. Jesus had spent Tuesday preaching and warning, being aggressively challenged by the religious leaders and watching his friend Judas slip away to make a deal to betray him. But then there is Wednesday. Silent Wednesday. Waiting Wednesday. Jesus knew what was coming. MaryContinue reading “Waiting Wednesday this Holy Week”

My busy, distracted heart longs to see Jesus

It’s Holy Week. Palm Sunday’s church songs are growing faint in our ears. We find ourselves busy and distracted. But my busy, distracted heart longs to see Jesus. We long to behold the glory of the One who died for us. When I slow down and turn my eyes to Him, I stand in aweContinue reading “My busy, distracted heart longs to see Jesus”

A Time of Personal Reflection and Confession as we approach Easter

Coming Before The Holy God For those who want more of Him… a personal time of reflection and confession Coming Before The Holy God (Scripture from NKJV and NIV)  We want to hear from God.   We know we need Him.   We know our own strength will only carry us so far.    But we sometimes needContinue reading “A Time of Personal Reflection and Confession as we approach Easter”

Can there be revival in this country again? Surely it must start with this understanding.

It’s called sin. SIN It’s the reason Jesus had to come. I heard a pastor recently use the word “mistake”, over and over, when he was referring to sin. I’m not sure “mistake” is a strong enough word or adequately describes the penalty we are due for our ugly sin. No, as we prepare ourContinue reading “Can there be revival in this country again? Surely it must start with this understanding.”

when government is god

A guest post from my friend Mitzie Waldron Wheeler This is powerful and true. Read it. Share it. Kirk Cameron shared John Lennon’s song “Imagine” on his FB live American Campfire Revival. Read the lyrics and think on it. Can you imagine a world like this? Imagine there’s no heavenIt’s easy if you tryNo hellContinue reading “when government is god”

REAL change and our role

When Paul wrote his letter to Timothy, there were estimated to be 60 million slaves in the Roman Empire. Slavery was sanctioned by the culture and the government. I find it curious, and convicting, that in the face of this injustice, Paul gives instructions for slaves to honor their masters so that the name ofContinue reading “REAL change and our role”

Too big for our spiritual britches?

Do not share in other people’s sins and keep yourself pure (1 Tim 5:20) The Apostle Paul knew there could be no peace, and no healthy church, where sin was allowed to go unchecked. As we look around us, and even inside our churches, we see sin going unchecked. Paul had seen this too.Especially inContinue reading “Too big for our spiritual britches?”

I couldn’t shake this.

I had planned on only doing Christmas posts. I’ll probably get back to that. But for days, I have kept stumbling across Jeremiah 23, like over and over. I’d flip open to it “accidentally “. My online Bible version just “happened” to be pulled up there. Finally, I took notice and sat down to readContinue reading “I couldn’t shake this.”

Is God mercifully shaking us?

The truth is, you can recognize God to be God, you can find Him to be useful, helpful, and even worthy of praise… and still proudly refuse His rule in your life. Daniel’s three friends emerged from the fiery furnace unscathed, and the astonished Nebuchadnezzar is a fan of their God once again. King NebuchadnezzarContinue reading “Is God mercifully shaking us?”