Hide and Seek
Life with two toddlers is always an adventure. My daughter Amelia, who is two years old, has been really into hide-and-seek. So it’s nothing to walk into my dining room and see little feet sticking out from underneath the curtains, or a ponytail peeking out from the pillows on the freshly made bed. But sometimes […]
Has God giving you a word for this year? As my wife, Chelsey and I prayed, the Lord, gave us the word “activate” for 2023. As I dwelt on this and spent time with the Lord, I realized that this word has many implications in my personal life. For one, I’m a children’s pastor at […]
Romans 13:11-14 11 Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.12 The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us behave properly as in the day, not in […]
That time with the Spider!
Alrighty, time to put your seatbelts on because we’re about to talk about something very serious… and scary. It’s a battle most of us have had to face… a battle that has had many of us on the run…a battle that has caused fear to grip us in the most real way. By now […]
Disobedience and Disqualification
This sentence got to me this morning… “Disobedience may eliminate opportunities for service by disqualifying one from a position of leadership.” (Ryrie study Bible) 1 Samuel 13:13-14 Samuel said to Saul, “ You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, for now the Lord […]
Meant to Rule, Meant to Trust
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” -Genesis 1:28 Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord […]
Can You Picture It?
As my fellow Texans know, this summer heat has been a beating. Trees are drying out and these days of 100+ temperatures are taking their toll. In the midst of this, Chelsey and I have been praying for God to send rain! We need rain to water the ground and to cool things off. Well, […]
When You’ve Been Done Wrong
Do you not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will save you. Proverbs 20:22 How easy it is to desire retaliation when we’ve been done wrong. Often, our instinct is to make the person suffer as we have. If someone speaks badly of us, we are tempted to speak badly […]
Instructions… What a relief!
Instructions- What a relief! Joshua 6 6 Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. 2 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. 3 March around the city once with all the armed men. […]
Instruction is Life
Proverbs 4:13 Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life. The life God has for you involves receiving, knowing, and following His instructions. Instruction is Direction or Order. It tells us how something is to be done. God gives instruction all throughout His word. And Holy Spirit also […]