I Can’t Do That

“Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. (1 Peter 3:15 NLT) It is not unusual for Christians to be hesitant about sharing their faith. We seem to have a natural reluctance to talk about God with …

The Garden

Adam is here. God placed him on the earth, the only human being. Adam must have just stood there, looking around in wonder at all the things he saw.    He had no family, no friends, no parents or childhood.  He had to learn all on his own what it meant to be a human. He …

Being Holy

But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: be holy because I am Holy" (1 Peter 1:15-16) The word "holy" has always been a little scary to me, and I'm sure to many of us. It has connotations of a list of things …

Finishing Strong

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful” (2 Timothy 4:7 NLT) As a long-distance runner I know what it is to run the race. I was always conscious of the need to start well and establish my pace early. As a new runner I often fought …

Chapter Book

I have been working on a book called Being Real. I have decided that I am going to release it here on my blog as a chapter book. I will release the introduction here now, and then the first chapter on Wednesday Dec 19th. After that, I will release a chapter every two weeks until …

Stop. Pray. Restore.

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am gentle and humble at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:28-29 NLT) Lord, I am so tired, I just need to get some …

Dealing With Death

“……I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better” (Philippians 1:21 NLT) Really? Dying is even better? Once again I am faced with an untimely, unexpected death. Not my biological family, but a member of my …