The End Of Aloneness

The End Of Aloneness

Isaiah 53:3 (NLT) He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Jesus died for our aloneness. All that he suffered was for us. And, His...
The First “Shelter-In-Place” Easter

The First “Shelter-In-Place” Easter

I must confess that there are times that I don’t know what to do. I often pray to God for wisdom. But recently, I have been at a loss as to how we should handle Easter during a pandemic. “God, how do we make a big deal about the biggest deal of all? We are supposed to...
They Say Grief Comes In Stages

They Say Grief Comes In Stages

Did you know that all people are terminally ill? Did you know that there is a 100% mortality rate for people? Did you know that we are all going to walk that road unless the Lord returns in our lifetime? Kubler-Ross was the psychiatrist who noticed and penned the five...
You. Mighty Warrior!

You. Mighty Warrior!

“Yo. Mighty warrior! Your God is wit’ you!” “You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to ME? I’m lookin’ around, but I’m the only one standin’ here. Where’s this GOD you’re talkin’ ‘bout? God don’t have nuttin’ to do wit’ the likes of us.” “Shaddup and listen. I’m sendin’ you,...
Seven Practical Tips For Worshipping In Place

Seven Practical Tips For Worshipping In Place

Attending Church is a healthy habit. It keeps the rhythm of reverence and worship paramount in our lives. But, what are we to do when we can’t meet together? It can be very easy to fall out of the “habit” and lose the heartbeat of worship in your life. Here are some...
Life With Plenty Of Toilet Paper?

Life With Plenty Of Toilet Paper?

If it could only be funny. The great toilet paper crisis of 2020. I remember the gas shortages when I was a kid. Just a few years ago there was an ammunition shortage. You couldn’t get 22 ammo or any other kind either for quite a while. And, what did come available...
So… Try Not To Panic, but…

So… Try Not To Panic, but…

“Sheriff, this is no time to panic!”   “This is the PERFECT time to panic! I’m lost, Andy is gone, they’re gonna move to their new house in 2 days, and it’s all your fault!” Even if our lives have never felt like a scene from Toy Story before, it can be tough to not...
Accepting The Invitation

Accepting The Invitation

At it’s heart, Christmas is all about an invitation. God inviting us to trust Him. In fact, the entire Christmas story can be looked at as a string of invitations, one right after the other. First, Zechariah and Elizabeth. Then Mary. Joseph. The shepherds. The angel...
Getting UnStuck

Getting UnStuck

It’s eight o’clock on a Saturday evening when the phone rings. “Hey, Jim! How’s it going!” “Horrible.”    “Dude, what’s the matter? What’s going on? Are Sylvia and the kids okay?”    “No, they’re fine. It’s just—I didn’t know who else to call.”    “Hey, whatever it...
Sometimes Our Future is Found in Our Past.

Sometimes Our Future is Found in Our Past.

This isn’t the first time our world has been a difficult place to live. Is anyone satisfied with the current state of affairs? Complaints, moans, cries and wrath echo from every corner. How do we stay joyful, or at least not live angry, during these frustrating times?...