NOTE: I get how pretentious this post is going to seem – especially since I don’t have a gazillion followers who may be worried about why I’m not posting. I understand. I thought maybe some would find a little value in working through the same issue. Years ago, I read a book called The Sacred … [Read more…]
We’ve all heard the voices. Those voices in our head that sometimes whisper and sometimes scream that we don’t measure up. “I need to do it all.” “My life doesn’t have a purpose.” “I don’t belong.” “I don’t have much to offer.” “I’m not smart enough.” But, to each of these lies, God speaks … [Read more…]
Abram had been renamed Abraham. Sarai had been renamed Sarah, but there was still no child in the tent when the Lord visited his chosen couple by the oaks of Mamre. As Abraham entertained the guests, as was proper in those days, one of the mysterious guests asked about Sarah. She wasn’t far away. Curiosity drew … [Read more…]
Note: This post from an older incarnation of my blog popped up today under Facebook’s “On This Day” feature. It’s hard to believe another nine years have passed since I wrote it in 2007. I hope you don’t mind a little trip through the archives as we remember the life of Rich Mullins. Christianity isn’t … [Read more…]
Sometimes I need the most encouragement with all is well in the world. When everything falls apart, it’s easier for me to call on the Lord. Friends instinctively step in to offer words of encouragement, helping hands and sometimes stunning dishes I could never hope to make in my kitchen. The church family will pray – … [Read more…]
“Abram got two things down in the land of Egypt which really cause him trouble: one was wealth, and the other was this little Egyptian maid.” This is how the late Bible teacher J. Vernon McGee introduced Hagar into the story of Abram and Sarai. In time, she became a key – but divisive – … [Read more…]
This week’s music/worship break features a song from the soon-to-be released David Crowder album, American Prodigal. I heard a short snippet of this song on Twitter, and immediately tweeted that I had a feeling the new record is going to be epic. I stand by that opinion after hearing this song in its entirety.
I love podcasts – probably because I am so very in love with storytelling. This week, there were a couple that caught my attention that I want to share … along with some other curiosities from the Internet. Have a lovely Labor Day weekend. Playing God This week’s episode from Radiolab stopped me cold with … [Read more…]