Search It Out!

“It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out” (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭25:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬). When I was in college I heard a preacher speaking about zeal for the Lord and a hunger to know Him. I remember him talking about searching for "unsearchable riches" in the Word. There... Continue Reading →

For The Bad Days

"For you are my lamp, O Lord , and my God lightens my darkness" (2 Samuel 22:29 ESV). I've not been secretive about my struggles with depression. I've spoken openly about the challenges that it presents. I've done so for a couple of reasons. First, as a writer, I am interested in sharing not just... Continue Reading →


My yard has never been very impressive. While it's a good-sized lot, the ground is very sandy. I have crabgrass in abundance and various other greenery that has taken over a large portion of the backyard. The front yard gets full-sun for a large portion of the day, while the back yard is in shade... Continue Reading →


"For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things" (Psalm 107:9 ESV). Have you ever been so hungry that you couldn't focus on anything else? Or, like the Snickers commercials, have you been so hungry that your personality changes? "Hangry"? Or have you ever been hungry for one specific thing, and nothing... Continue Reading →

Suffering Mindfully

"For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For... Continue Reading →

Keep Your Heart!

"Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life" (Proverbs 4:23 ESV). When we have our heart broken,we may retreat within, keeping it in a locked box so that it can't be broken again. When our feelings are hurt by someone, we may close down our trust, so that we... Continue Reading →

All That Glitters Is Not God!

"Take care lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them" (Deuteronomy 11:16 ESV). There are so many beautiful, wonderful and just plain cool things in this world of ours. There are things that may scratch an immediate itch, but leave scars in their wake. And often it... Continue Reading →

Jars of Clay

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us”‭‭(2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬). As I get older, I realize more and more how fragile my body is becoming. The daily aches and pains that accompany the advent of the half-century mark are a... Continue Reading →

30-Day Challenge: Called

"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV). There are those who have been specifically called of God to a ministry... Continue Reading →

30-Day Prayer Challenge, Day 29

"The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry" (Psalms 34:15 ESV). The Challenge So, we have been mindfully acknowledging God's presence in our lives several times throughout each day. And in so doing, we have found strength through His Spirit. We have learned to think less about our... Continue Reading →

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