THE CHILL OF THE MORNING AIR sent a gentle shiver down my spine as I crawled out of my tent. In the distance I heard the call of a loon welcoming the dawn of another day.  An orange hue painted the eastern sky, making the wispy fog over the lake dance like fire. I followed... Continue Reading →

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30-Day Prayer Challenge, Day 2

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words” ‭(Matthew‬ ‭6:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬). Thoughts on Day 1 I'll be honest. Even though I have experienced extended times of prayer in the past, I was slightly intimidated by 5 minutes.... Continue Reading →

Falling In Love, Part 2

"Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready" (Revelation 19:6b-7). Yesterday we began our look at things that we can do to develop a deeper love of God. Today... Continue Reading →

Falling In Love, Part 1

"Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready" (Revelation 19:6b-7). Who doesn't love a wedding? The look in the eyes of the bride as she walks down the aisle... Continue Reading →

3 Steps To Success

"His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master" (Matthew 25:21 ESV). Who doesn’t want to be successful? I don’t know of anyone who has set out with dreams of failure. Oftentimes, however,... Continue Reading →

We Share In Christ!

"But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end" (Hebrews 3:13-14 ESV). Like most people, I tend to think about... Continue Reading →

Grace, Just In Time

"Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16 ESV). Do you ever feel as though God is just out of reach? Like He's distant at the times when you really need Him? Or, as comedian Bill... Continue Reading →

The Father Loves You

“In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God” ‭‭John‬ ‭16:26-27‬ ‭ESV‬). It's not uncommon to hear horror stories of... Continue Reading →

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