Holding on to Hope

“Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.” – Psalm 42:5 This past Sunday, America witnessed what some have called the worst mass shooting in modern America’s history, with approximately 60 dead […]

Living in a World Where Love Lies Next to Lust

I once heard someone say that the opposite of love is not hate but lust (I’m wanting to say that it was Josh McDowell).  If I recall correctly, I think his point was that love is others centered while lust is self-centered.  Genuine love is about having a desire to see someone else’s needs and […]

Faithfully Following Through Failures

“Errare est humanum” is a Latin phrase meaning “To err is human.”  As a Christian, I strive for holiness and perfection since my Father in Heaven is holy and perfect (1 Pt. 1:15-16; Lev. 11:44-45; Mtt. 5:48).  While this is the ultimate goal of every Christian, we understand that it is an unattainable objective on […]

Diving Deeper in Daily Devotion(s)

The practice of studying the Bible is typically the highest on the Christian’s list of spiritual disciplines.  It is (or at least should be) on the same tier as praying (though sometimes it seems to me that the discipline of prayer comes second to getting in the Word).  As we study the Bible, it is […]

The Disposition and Demeanor of a Disciple

Within Christianity, we read and talk a lot about the concept of discipleship. Growing up in the church and in a strong Christian home, I can’t remember not hearing the word “disciple” in one form or another.  My early Sunday school classes would talk about the disciples of Jesus and how they were His followers.  […]