Death Defying

But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God, just like your faithful service is an offering to God. And I want all of you to share that joy.Philippians 2:17 (NLT) The fear of death is what keeps most of us alive. There is something... Continue Reading →

1600 Pennsylvania

For the Lord’s sake, submit to all human authority—whether the king as head of state, 14 or the officials he has appointed.1 Peter 2:13-14a (NLT) If you’ve never had the chance to see the White House (You know, where the President of the USA lives), you should pay it a visit. Though I’ve never been... Continue Reading →

Honor & Value

Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king.1 Peter 2:17 (NLT) If ever there was a verse that our world needs to get back on track with, this is, arguably, one of the top. In a world that preaches tolerance and respect, the irony is that there is very... Continue Reading →

Why Pray?

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.1 Timothy 2:1 (NLT) The mysteries of how God works, or doesn’t work, in people’s lives is probably one of the biggest questions we as believers, and even those who aren’t,... Continue Reading →

Dirt Clod

“The Lord lives! Praise to my Rock! May God, the Rock of my salvation, be exalted!”2 Samuel 22:47 (NLT) I remember when I was younger, some friends and I would go out into a big open field and play target practice. Essentially, we’d set up a target and grab a bunch of rocks and see... Continue Reading →

Waiting in Line

Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.Hebrews 10:36 (NLT) I love going on roller coasters. It’s the one thing that bums me out about living in Oregon. There are no amusement parks. Now, before you tell me... Continue Reading →

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