The Voice of God

Serve only the Lord your God and fear him alone. Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him. Deuteronomy 13:4 (NLT) “I believe he is the voice of God.” This was a comment specifically made about a man claiming to be a prophet. The man who made the comment was defending hisContinue reading “The Voice of God”

Plow the Field

Plowing a field is a really slow process to do right. You drive the tractor quite slowly, ensuring the plow digs in nice and deep into the dirt. Go too fast (trying to take a shortcut) and the blades just skip over the surface. In other words, it takes time to get things just right for a healthy crop to grow. It’s the same when it comes to our spiritual life.

Truth > Lies

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! Psalm 139:17 (NLT) “Pastor Chad. I don’t think God likes me.” I was stunned at what I had just heard. But, I could tell the person was being real and authentic with me. They truly believed that God didn’t like them. TheyContinue reading “Truth > Lies”

The Main Thing

Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12 (NLT) I grew up in a household with one older brother. To say that we fought a lot would be an understatement. Well,Continue reading “The Main Thing”

I Know My Truth

Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. Psalm 25:5 (NLT) Have you ever been in a store when a little kid threw a tantrum? It’s pure awesomeness! It all begins when a toddler knows for sure thatContinue reading “I Know My Truth”


Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish. Proverbs 18:13 (NLT) When I was working at the City of Salem (before I entered ministry), one of the things the library department hosted were author talks. These were generally pretty cool, and featured very well-known authors of some of the most popularContinue reading “Close-Minded”