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 “Math Hurts My Brain”

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 inContinue reading “Star Fruit”

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 anythingContinue reading “Peaceful Turmoil”

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 studentsContinue reading “Follow The Leader”

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, whichContinue reading “Raise the Bar”

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 workedContinue reading “God Is My Strength”