Love Is… – 1 Corinthians 13 Series Introduction

At the beginning of this Valentine’s month, I decided that I needed more love in my life. By which I mean – my lack of love was painfully evident to me.  It was evident in how I spoke, thought, and acted every day, particularly toward my little children. If there’s anyone in the world you think you […]

The Backwards Proverbs 31 Woman

Anyone can find an inferior wife.  Her worth is no more than common pebbles. The heart of her husband cannot trust or confide in her, and he suffers constant loss. She does him evil, and not good, all the days of her life. She avoids finding ways to be industrious, and grumbles when she is […]

Put Down the Mask

I had a conversation with a friend the other day about how everyone is insecure.  There are few exceptions.  Everyone puts up a front to hide the fact that they don’t like who they are, or what they’ve done, or the mess their lives are.  Either we hide our deepest flaws, or we glorify them […]

I Have Nothing

Imagine what a pioneer from the Old West would think if they time-traveled to modern times and stood in your living room – or what if someone from a poverty-stricken third world country found themselves in your kitchen?  They would be amazed.  Do you ever think about the sheer amount of stuff we have in wealthy, developed […]

Why I Didn’t Always Love Jesus

When I was three years old, I hid inside a closet and prayed to “ask Jesus into my heart”, as they say.  It’s probably my earliest memory.  By the time I was ten, I recognized that my conversion had not included a confession of my sin or a desire for forgiveness, so I sought salvation […]