A few years ago, as I was studying the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatians, the feeling that I was missing something just wouldn’t go away. As I recall, I was looking at Galatians 2:20 and contemplating the ideas of being crucified with Christ and living by faith. I was wondering, “How can a dead … Continue reading Are you sowing to please the Holy Spirit?
Today is yesterday’s second chance! I have seen this quote or something similar to it several times recently. Second chances! Oh, how we need them! Oh, how we need each and every “Today!” However, today is more than yesterday’s second chance. It does provide an to opportunity try again. This effort needs to be intentional … Continue reading Three ways to make the most of our second chances
During this time of the year, we often experience violent thunderstorms. That is what we saw early this morning is central Oklahoma. These storms are the result of the unstable atmospheric conditions created by the clash between relatively cold, dry air masses with warm, moisture laden weather systems. Clashes in worldviews produce similar conditions. This … Continue reading Are you seeking a closer walk with the Lord?
Live like you mean it — Be a sacrificial servant. Leave the world behind — Be a subversive saint. Let the will of God reign in your heart — Be a skilled student of God.
Are You Living the Good Life? God definitely does have a sublime idea for our lives. Visionary people are not only aware of this, but are also willing to surrender to it. Many people have been blessed with family members or spiritual mentors who embody what it means to yield to God’s sublime idea for … Continue reading Are you living the good life? (Part II)
The Scriptures speak: For example, there was God’s promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying: “I will certainly bless you, and I will multiply your descendants beyond number.” Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised. Now … Continue reading God’s promises give us hope (and a whole lot more)
What is your most memorable baptism story? Now, as a father of four children whom I have had the joyous privilege of baptizing, these memories are certainly the most precious. Each was special for different reasons. Each one remains special, as my children continue to live by the Spirit and walk with the Lord. There … Continue reading A most memorable baptism