God with Us

It doesn’t need to be that “most wonderful time of the year” to reflect on one of the Lord’s sweetest and most powerful names, Emmanuel. In the Greek, Emmanuel means “God with us.” This sacred […]

He’s Up to Something

I don’t think we ever really grow out of the incessant “but why?” phase that irritated our parents to no end as small children. Now, we more likely internalize those “why” questions and they often […]

R&R

“The number one enemy of Christian spiritual formation today is exhaustion. We are living beyond our means, both financially and physically.” -James Bryan Smith   Living in a chaotic world with a chaotic schedule seems […]

Work in Progress

I did it…again. I spoke too quickly…again. I thought that thought…again. I used to believe that when I invited Jesus into my heart, my old habits and sinful tendencies should have somehow melted away. After […]

An Encouraging Word

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the […]

Living Through It vs. Learning From It

Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4 Collapsing into bed after one of those long days in which it seems everything that could have […]

The Inconvenient Christian Life

18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” […]