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 …

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 …