March 19, 2019 – Dating God

March 19, 2019 – Dating God

Can you imagine if we pursued God like that? But that’s what He wants! He wants us to be completely smitten with Him. He doesn’t want to be scheduled in… He wants to be on our hearts and minds all day long everyday. He wants to be the Lover of our Souls and He pursues us fearlessly, even recklessly. He wants us to long for Him, to tell Him everything, to walk with Him, to want to know everything there is to know about Him, to look for Him everywhere.

March 5, 2019 – All Clean

March 5, 2019 – All Clean

When I humble myself before God, recognizing my filth and need for His cleansing, He makes me clean. Like King David, I too can cry out to the Lord, “Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” No matter what I’ve done, how ugly my heart has been, or “sideways” I’ve gotten, when I enter into God’s presence, the precious blood of Jesus washes away my sins, and God sees me as righteous. Unlike a carwash, though, He cleans me from the inside out.

February 26, 2019 – A Slave Who Brought the Gospel to Ireland

February 26, 2019 – A Slave Who Brought the Gospel to Ireland

When Laeghaire saw Patrick’s fire he ordered it smothered. Despite the efforts of many soldiers Patrick’s fire refused to be extinguished. Patrick gave a bold testimony for Jesus before them and refused to be silent. He reminded them of the great faith Elijah had and how he stood up to the prophets of Baal. Patrick believed that that same God Almighty who rescued Elijah would rescue him.

February 12, 2019 – Perfect No More – Part 1

February 12, 2019 – Perfect No More – Part 1

Do you have a picture of how life should be? As the first-born male born to a set of parents who both came from very dysfunctional homes, my thoughts about what makes a good family were somewhat distorted. As I matured into adulthood, I thought about what a “good life” should look like: a good marriage, a good family, a good home, a good job, and some nice toys. In contrast to my upbringing, I believed that this is what I had to do to make my life good… or perfect is more like it.

February 5, 2019 – Building a Legacy

February 5, 2019 – Building a Legacy

What is character anyway? Character is the moral, ethical, and spiritual under-girding that rests on truth and reinforces a life, and that also resists the temptation to compromise. It is doing the right thing on purpose. And it is doing the right thing regardless of the consequences.

January 29, 2019 – Real Security

January 29, 2019 – Real Security

With all our security systems, yearly physicals, savings accounts, and pension plans, the only real peace we can find comes from knowing that we will never face life alone. Security is important, but can really only be found in the presence of God. The psalmist, David, understood this.