Math Hurts My Brain

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 (NLT) Math. Just the word can send shivers down my spine. Up until seventh grade, I was great at math. Addition, no problem. Subtraction, I was an ace. Multiplication, I knew the “times tables” backward and forward. Division,... Continue Reading →

Star Fruit

Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, 'Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.' John 7:38 (NLT) A few years back, I was blessed to go to Ecuador with a team from my church to build a new church building for our Christian brothers and sisters in... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

God Is My Strength

My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever." Psalm 73:26 (NLT) When I was in high school, I was six feet tall and weighed about 140 pounds. I was long, lean, and, well, skinny. I was also an athlete, so I worked... Continue Reading →

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