Adapt

Adapt

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:18-19, NIV) I went to the wilderness this past weekend with a few...
Trials

Trials

The Word for the Week this week comes from my friend Shadia Hrichi. It’s an important take on trials and temptations “Don’t give the devil so much credit.” I do not remember the exact details that prompted my friend to say such a thing, but I do recall being a...
Hope

Hope

I don’t know about you, but I could use a little hope right now. You may have noticed I missed posting a “Word for the Week” two weeks ago. Honestly, it was because I was in such a season of lament. I couldn’t think of any words other than lament, despair, aftermath,...
Can

Can

“The world is temporarily closed.” I never liked it when anyone told me I can’t do something. It’s just in my nature. I’m the guy that if you tell me I can’t do something, I’m probably gonna give it a whirl, just to prove I can. Or die trying. You may not be just like...
Perfect

Perfect

“To bring many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering.”  Hebrews 2:10 Many of us are suffering right now. A worldwide health pandemic, the...
Unshakable

Unshakable

“All of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain. Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.”  (Hebrews 12:27-29, NLT) “Do you know where Zach...
Generous

Generous

WARNING: This post contains graphic, counter-intuitive information that some may find disturbing. Do not read this unless you are open to conviction and healing. “He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he...
Rest

Rest

“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. (Isaiah 30:15, NIV) My dog, Dugg, seems largely unfazed by the current crisis in our world. In fact, he sleeps. A lot. It got me thinking about a different way to approach...
Peace

Peace

“In this world, you will have trouble. In me you can have peace.” (Jesus in John 16:33) As I write this post, the coronavirus has become a pandemic and is sweeping it’s way across the United States, having already wreaked havoc in China, Europe, Australia and other...
Everything

Everything

“Throw yourself into everything you do so that everyone will see your progress.” (1 Timothy 4:15-16, BWM paraphrase) Since we’re about two months into the new year, I thought this would be a great time to check in with you for a little progress report. According to...
Kryptonite

Kryptonite

“We are a desperate mix of both brilliance and brokenness, and the one is often linked to the other.” In the superhero genre’, most of us are familiar with Superman. You know, the lowly Clark Kent, working as a reporter for the newspaper, with his main squeeze, Lois...
Superpowers

Superpowers

“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.” Romans 12:6 Have you noticed our culture’s obsession with superheroes? Holy cow! From the ground-breaking Black Panther, to Captain Marvel, Captain America, The Avengers—I don’t have enough room. We...
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