We are called to be our “Brothers’s Keeper” and yet how often do we, as brothers and sisters, actually do more harm than good? A LOT. Why? Because WE get in the way of GOD’S Word. Continue reading Using God’s Word to Correct and NOT Harm
The beginning of Lent, and all during it, we are able to focus on the cross and the death of Christ. And while many of us want to run to Easter morning let us pause and take time at the grave. Continue reading Sitting At the Grave
Each morning I spend time reading scripture and this morning 4 simple verses popped out at me. Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more … Continue reading Divisions Smavisions!
Outside of being a minister and writing my own meandering thoughts sometimes I also carve out a little time to write for a branch of the denomination that I serve (Christian Reformed Church) called “FamilyFire.” Their goal is to provide blogs and thoughts from a Christian worldview. The hope is that we all realize we struggle and we all need help. They have wonderful stuff … Continue reading FamilyFire: Confronting My Fears
Body issues? Welcome to the club…it’s a BIG club regardless of what people say! But let’s stop listening to others…(and even ourselves) and start listening to God. Continue reading FamilyFire: Object in mirror…
Being created as communal people, by God, definitely does not mean that fellowship is easy. But understanding how and why we have fellowship with one another sure makes it easier. Continue reading FamilyFire: A Broken and Perfect Fellowship
I’m not sure when we are given it, but that “man-card” sure seems to dictate much of our lives. So it’s time to reclaim what it means to be a “man” Continue reading I Need A New Man-Card…