What Are You Hiding?

"For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light" (Luke 8:17 ESV). Perhaps you can remember when, as a child, you were amazed that your parents always seemed to know when you had done something wrong despite your best attempts at... Continue Reading →

Helper

“For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I am the one who helps you.’” Isaiah 41:13 ESV Growing up I had the impression that guys were supposed to be strong, fearless, and self-sufficient. Even though, as a Christian, I knew that I never... Continue Reading →

Empty

They were the emptiest eyes I had ever seen. I had been living in Germany for a while, and I had gotten used to the trains. The public transportation offered freedom to explore, and some of the independence my 17-year-old spirit longed for. I had seen people of every kind: Hare Krishnas, people with 2-foot-tall,... Continue Reading →

Unclean Lips

“And I said: ‘Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!’ Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning... Continue Reading →

Thirst

"My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God" (Psalms 42:2, ESV)? Desire Have you ever wanted something so completely that getting it meant more to you than eating or drinking? I certainly have. The anticipation is almost painful! I am admittedly OCD to begin with, but... Continue Reading →

Wisdom Wednesday: Wounds of a Friend

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy” ‭‭(Proverbs‬ ‭27:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I’ve written recently about the value of community. In community we find and give comfort; we strengthen the faith of others and are strengthened by theirs. In community we encourage and are ourselves encouraged. But, while community is... Continue Reading →

Sovereignty

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father” (‭‭Matthew‬ ‭10:29‬ ‭ESV‬‬). When things in life just don’t go our way, it’s easy to question God. “Why did you allow this to happen?!?” Sometimes we get angry with Him, and that’s alright.... Continue Reading →

Wisdom Wednesday: Reproof

“My son, do not despise the Lord 's discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights” (Proverbs‬ ‭3:11-12‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I remember watching Jurassic Park many years ago. The hunter, Muldoon, was discussing velociraptors and commented on their intelligence. He... Continue Reading →

Community

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 ESV)! I’ve mentioned here before that I’m a bit of an... Continue Reading →

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