Valentine’s Day. A day set aside to celebrate love. I found it fitting that my Bible reading for today was John 19, a chapter in which the greatest love the world has ever known was demonstrated. It tells of Jesus’ death on the cross and some of the time leading up to that moment. It’s … Continue reading Love
What do you think an encounter with the Holy Spirit looks like? Do you expect it to be big and grandiose and somehow blaringly obvious? Going through the Experiencing God study again with our church this past fall was such a blessing. Yet again, it reshaped some of my thinking about God and my interactions … Continue reading Encounters
Have you ever let something or someone have more importance in your life that it or they should have? Sometimes we allow something, whether good or bad, to have too much of our attention and it affects the way we think. Sometimes we let that thing or those things take precedence over the Lord and … Continue reading Modern Idols
How much do you truly trust God? How much do you really believe what He says? Many look at the Bible and think it’s just a book of rules. Without realizing it, even Christians can have that attitude towards God’s Word and toward God. There’s danger for us, as believers, in thinking of the Bible … Continue reading A Love Relationship
A little over a year ago, I was in a worship service and I felt the Lord telling me that a refining period was coming in my life. I balked a bit. I feared a bit. Because I know that refining can sometimes be a painful experience, that it can feel unpleasant when you’re walking … Continue reading Deeper Roots
I never got around to posting a blog last week, though I had intended to do so. I was working on one, but hadn’t been able to finish it, and then partway through the weekend, I received some tough news. Two women from my hometown were killed in a car wreck on the way home … Continue reading He is With Us
"'What am I feeding in my life? Am I feeding the flesh or am I feeding the Holy Spirit by the thoughts I allow myself to dwell on, the places I allow my mind to go?' Honestly, there are times when I want to feed my flesh. It’s something that we all struggle with because, even … Continue reading What’s Your Diet?