• Persuade Me God - Romans 8:38 - For I am persuade that neither life nor death...

    Persuade Me God

    Tonight I’m remembering a day somewhere in the neighborhood of 5-7 years ago, not totally sure. I’m terrible with dates and time, but I remember moments really well and regardless of exactly when, I remember that I was driving towards our house when I saw …

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  • To Everything There Is A Season A Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven Ecclesiastes A Time To Be Born A Time To Die

    Winter – A Season for Dying

    First of all, if you were one of those with enough morbid curiosity to click on a post titled, “Winter – A Season For Dying” – well, thank you for embracing your morbid curiosity. I hope to not disappoint you. A little preface… Six months …

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  • You have to let go of your good-enough 'god' before taking hold of your more-than-enough GOD!

    Letting Go Of A ‘Good-Enough god’

    Letting Go Of A ‘Good-Enough god’ Recently I read a familiar passage of scripture in Luke that has been echoing in my mind and spirit for a while now. This morning I felt as though the Lord kept bringing it to mind again as I …

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  • Hope Against Hope - Romans 4:18

    Hope Against Hope

    “In hope against hope he believed…” Romans 4:18 That phrase right there. “In hope against hope…” That phrase has probably been the single most intriguing phrase in all of scripture for me. It isn’t necessarily my favorite passage, but it is one of two verses that …

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  • John 1:5 - The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

    When The Light Shines Into Your Darkness

    When The Light Shines Into Your Darkness A couple of months ago I was in prayer for a dear friend who had been experiencing an exceptionally long dark season in their life. It seemed like there was a cloud of gloom that was constantly blocking …

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  • We will walk on streets of gold.

    We will walk on streets of gold.

    We will walk on streets of gold. Revelation 21:21 gives this familiar description of the place we call heaven, “And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like …

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  • Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar - "I know why the caged bird sings..."

    Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

    Sympathy – by Paul Laurence Dunbar “I know why the caged bird sings” Last night around midnight I finished a book which borrowed its title from a line in this poem. After looking up the poem and reading it, I knew I had to share …

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  • Ministry is often God's redemption of pain.

    Ministry is often God’s Redemption of Pain

    Ministry is often God’s Redemption of Pain Everyone Experiences Pain This particular post is one that I’ve been holding onto for months. I’ve started writing it a couple of times, but it just has never felt right. This morning during my devotion time, God brought …

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    What I Did On Labor Day – Photo Journal

    Taking a brief break from all the more serious topics just to enjoy living for a day. It’s a little sad sometimes that I take so few pictures. Having spent nearly a decade working as a professional photographer, you might expect that I photograph everything …

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  • Let us not lose heart in doing good - Galatians 6:9 - Your harvest has a due date!

    Your Harvest Has a Due Date – Galatians 6:9

    Your Harvest Has  a Due Date Did I mention My Wife is Pregnant?!? As I think about things that have due dates, I suppose that the first thing that comes to mind is my wife who is currently about 2 1/2 months along with our …

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