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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Am I Stupid?

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid” (Proverbs 12:1, ESV) Catchy title, huh? It’s meant to be rhetorical, but comment away if you must! My first two years of University were spent at a large, and well-known, “party school.” I had become serious about my faith a couple of years... Continue Reading →

The Devil You Know

“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil... Continue Reading →

Finding Christ in Christmas

We all have our own special way of celebrating Christmas. For many it is just another social holiday on the calendar, a time to gather together with friends, share some eggnog and perhaps exchange gifts. For many others it’s just a yearly, much-needed day off. There are those who entertain that Christmas is all about... Continue Reading →

Times of Refreshing

“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” ‭‭(Acts‬ ‭3:19-20‬a ESV‬‬). The hike had been arduous, up and down hills, through dense underbrush. It was unseasonably warm and I had a fair bit of gear strapped to my back.... Continue Reading →

Grace in Betrayal

“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But there are some of you who do not believe." (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would... Continue Reading →

What Defiles Us

“'There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.’ And he said, ‘What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft,... Continue Reading →

If I Rebuild…

“…yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. But... Continue Reading →

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