Surrendered

It can be tempting to think the names we read in the Scriptures aren’t, in fact, real people. It’s as though we’ve resigned them to concepts or symbols of desired ideals. That could not be further from the truth. Abraham was real. So was Moses, King David, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Nehemiah. Peter, James, and John …

Love Casts Out Fear

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear…” —First John 4:18 My wife and I spent Thanksgiving in Estes Park, Colorado this year. It was a beautiful trip. We all have environments that recharge our batteries and heap spiritual Miracle Grow on our souls. The mountains and the trees do that …

Who Are You?

I’ve been attending church gatherings one to three times a week since I was in 5th grade, with exception to the 2-year hiatus in college when I deceptively thought drugs and alcohol were an accurate depiction of a good time. Over the course of the 18 years since 5th grade, I’ve been frequently warned how …

Just Stop

A couple weeks ago I talked about how there is always more love to receive from God – the love that transforms our lives from the inside out. God spoke to my anxiety and said, “you have yet to experience the fullness of My love for you.” That’s sweet, you might be thinking, but what …

Pressing On

I remember the first time I was hurt by someone I trusted and respected. They had been a source of life and love for me in my spiritual walk and they had presented themselves as someone to count on. I’d reached out to confide in them and ask for advice as I had been feeling …

There Is More

I love revisiting chapters 14-16 in the book of John. Jesus is chillin’ out nice and relaxin’ all cool with his closest buddies of the past few years, laying out some super relevant information they’re going to need soon once he is betrayed and making the treacherous journey to the cross, death, and ultimately an …

God Trusts You

When my boys were younger they were obsessed with frogs. On a summer vacation, we rented a house that had a pond and 1,000 frogs (estimate). The house had a perfect container for frogs and a net to catch them. The boys were initially afraid to catch them so they asked me to do it …