What Does it Mean to Know Jesus as Lord?

Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Paul proclaims that knowing Christ has ultimate value. Fortunately, he also explains how he knows Christ. So what does it mean to know Christ as Lord?

Embracing Yom Kippur: Humility, Grace, Gratitude

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2 NIV

On Yom Kippur, Jews mend relationships and confess their brokenness. Christians can find meaning in the intentional humility of this tradition.

When Social Distancing Makes Space for God

Space for God during Lent

Lent is a time for sacrifice and self-reflection. The Coronavirus has forced sacrificial social distancing so let’s fill the space with God.

Like a Splash of Cold Water

friend of god

I have called you friends. John 15:15 (NLT) Like an icy cold splash of water in my face, the lyrics awaken me to the stunning truth. The One who reigns forever, He is a friend of mine. – Chris Tomlin It’s beyond comprehension.   The God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies also thought…

They’re For Your Own Good

guide to life

Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves your plans. If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery. I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life. Psalm 119:91-93 (NLT) Nothing good happens after midnight.   Are these your mother’s words? Have…

A View From My Empty Nest

empty nest

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NLT) Incredibly, my last blog post was two months ago.   It’s been a busy season transitioning to an empty nest. I never before imagined putting the words busy and empty nest together, but busy empty nester describes this season…

Becoming an Engaged Listener


Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry. James 1:19 (NLT) Are you quicker to listen or to speak? Do you listen to understand or to respond? Some of you are excellent listeners. You’re attentive and curious, eager to understand the…

Does Google Hold Knowledge or Wisdom?


Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment. Proverbs 9:10 (NLT) We swipe, type and click our way to knowledge, however, knowledge does not make us wise. Knowing God makes us wise. (tweet this) The phrase ‘fear of the Lord’ doesn’t mean we’re frightened by…

Does Science Hinder Faith?


Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5 (NLT) Do scientific advancements hinder your faith in a Creator God?   Weather patterns and fetal development were wildly…

Miracles Really Do Happen

thank god and believe for a miracle

Do we believe God for the impossible? The miracle? In Feeding 5000, Jesus gathers resources, gives God thanks and believes God will make it sufficient.

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