Peaceful Turmoil

The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace. Psalm 29:11 (NLT) Growing up, I had a concept that had been drilled into my head in countless Sabbath Schools, grade school bible classes, and other spiritual training. It went something like this: If you are a Christian you will never have anything... Continue Reading →

Right Is Never Wrong

For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. Psalm 84:11 (NLT) His name was John. (At least that’s how I remember it.) He was one of hundreds of faces I’d seen at rest... Continue Reading →

Follow The Leader

The Lord will work out his plans for my life -- for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don't abandon me, for you made me. Psalm 138:8 (NLT) In grade school, at recess time, we’d sometimes play a game called “Follow the Leader.” It was a very basic game. Essentially, all of the students... Continue Reading →

Raise the Bar

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 (NLT) For a couple years of my high school career, I was on the school’s track and field team. My area of competition was the pentathlon, which... Continue Reading →

Lazy Bones

Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others; then they will not be unproductive. Titus 3:14 (NLT) Being productive (Which means that you actually do meaningful things that produce results) is an expectation in the workforce. Bosses don’t hire people to just sit around, listen to Pandora or Spotify,... Continue Reading →

Don’t Be a Jerk

And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. Titus 2:7 (NLT) From grade school through high school, I was obsessed with sports. I lived and breathed sports. Football, check. Baseball, oh yeah! Volleyball, woohoo! Basketball, whoa!... Continue Reading →

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