Lead With Mercy

In spite of our many differences, there is one reality that unites us all: imperfection. Admit it: you mess up continually; and so do I– which wouldn’t be such a big deal if we weren’t surro...

If God is Sovereign, Why Pray?

Have you ever wondered whether your prayers really accomplish much? It seems as if God responds to one prayer right away, while another one goes seemingly unanswered for years. As Christians, although...

Don’t Worry…

“Don’t worry, it’ll be ok” How many times have you heard that trite phrase before? To be fair, this consolation is often well-intentioned.  Even so, it comes across as dismissive, doesn’t ...

Thoughts on Passover: The God Who Saves

The Jews celebrate Passover each year to remember who God is and what He has done for them. And, today, if we only remember one truth about Passover, we must remember this: God saves! Passover doesn...

Where is the Justice?

The world is unfair and we have a strong desire to blame it on someone! The way I see it we have two choices: it’s either nobody’s fault or it’s God’s fault. I know, that sounds strange, but j...

Psalm 139: What Does it Mean to be Known by God

     What is it that makes us feel comfortable around our closest friends? You know what I mean, so comfortable that we can just sit back, relax and even take our shoes off? Give up? It’s tha...

Psalm 100 – Why do we sing in church?

There are many reasons that Christians choose to attend one church over another: the location, the pastor, the building, the Sunday school or youth group, but across the board one of the most common r...