David The Slinger

You Are Gifted To Face Giants Even if you’ve never read the Bible, there’s a good chance you’ve heard at least one reference to the story of “David & Goliath.” When Goliath was challenging the Israelites to send their best champion against him, David knew that if he had tried to go out and fight…

The Big Fight

Mutual Respect For One Another One Sunday night, there was a big MMA fight (Conor McGregor vs. Denis Siver). But it was a Sunday night – and I usually spend Sunday evenings at home with Rebecca and the boys. But I really wanted to see this fight. What was I to do? Thankfully, I’ve learned…

Wilderness Survival Guide

I like to camp. I enjoy heading out into the wilderness, putting up a tent. Building a fire. Looking up at the stars. Hearing the sounds of the forest. I enjoy that. But when I say “wilderness” what I really mean is Babler State Park, where you drive in on a paved road, park your…

Destiny in the Desert

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, Exodus 3:1a The area of Midian where Moses is tending sheep is a rocky, mountainous desert. There’s not a lot of vegetation in Midian. This is not a good job. I’m sure his father-in-law Jethro was a great guy, but, I…

Sufficient Grace For Insufficiency

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them….

Strength In Weakness

“So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,…

The Restful Riches of Grace

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.  Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of…

Grace In The Gaps

  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. John 1:14-16 Recently as I was working in my basement, I heard what sounded like the…

The Law of Distraction

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She…

The End of Us and Them

“Brothers, you know that some time ago God made a choice among you that the Gentiles might hear from my lips the message of the gospel and believe. God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified…