Crushed Spirit

I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.Isaiah 57:15 (NLT) I spent over a decade of my life telling God how He had screwed up. When my dad died my junior year of college, I couldn’t understand how a God of love could allow someone so... Continue Reading →

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.Deuteronomy 6:5 (NLT) If you were to ask most Christians what the two greatest commandments are, perhaps most would be able to repeat a form of, “Love God with all your heart and love your neighbor.” Or,... Continue Reading →

Do Good

Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.Romans 12:21 (NLT) I was scrolling through the channel guide on my TV the other night and saw a familiar movie. It’s one I’ve seen several times, but can only stomach watching it maybe every 5-10 years. It’s called Schindler’s List. If you’ve seen it,... Continue Reading →

Rise Above

Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.Romans 12:18 (NLT) Prior to changing careers to ministry, I worked in the corporate world as a manager. I liked a lot of the aspects to that job. I got to work with some incredible people. I got to cast the vision of what things... Continue Reading →


When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.Isaiah 43:2 (NLT) During my college years, I used to earn some cash each summer by lifeguarding at a local swimming pool in Fresno, California. I can tell you that lifeguarding at a pool... Continue Reading →

Peaceful Chaos

The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace. Psalm 29:11 (NLT) Growing up, I must have heard it a thousand different times from Sabbath School teachers and classroom teachers. It went something like this: “If you’re a Christian, everything will go smoothly in life.” OK, maybe it wasn’t said exactly that... Continue Reading →

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