Keys to the Kingdom

“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe.” Hebrews‬ ‭12:28‬ ‭ It was a little unusual, to be sure. Every door to every classroom, office, cupboard space needed to be unlocked in order for the guys to do theirContinue reading “Keys to the Kingdom”

What Kind of Smell Are You Leaving Behind?

“Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.” Ephesians‬ ‭5:2‬ ‭ Right from the get-go, I need to be upfront. My analogy today is – well, to be honest, it stinks. You might even say it’sContinue reading “What Kind of Smell Are You Leaving Behind?”

Quite the Mess

“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 ‭ Oh. My. This is quite the mess. I don’t generally go in for things like that, but if I didn’t know any better, I’d say myContinue reading “Quite the Mess”

A Whole New Way to Bank

““My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,” John‬ ‭17:20‬ ‭ Those vaults, though. Deep. Dark. Secret. Locked tight, these – complex sugars created back in early summer when the leaves were bright with promise have been gradually deposited into the plant’s bankContinue reading “A Whole New Way to Bank”

Unseen

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭ So – its a bit disappointing, really. I mean, all those gorgeous leaves. A week ago, they were drop dead stunning. The trees wereContinue reading “Unseen”

The Snooze Button

“On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:2-3‬ ‭ The picture of God in a hammock with a cold drinkContinue reading “The Snooze Button”

On Repeat

“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:27‬ ‭ “If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times – “ Do you ever repeat yourself? I do. But that may be more a symptom of forgetfulness thanContinue reading “On Repeat”

Tough Stuff

“Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭ I personally hate suffering. I’d like to custom order a Life filled with blessings and sunshine, a Life characterized by ease and rainbows and ice cream in the shade (without lactose intolerance), thank you very much. But this isContinue reading “Tough Stuff”