So, so close!

    If you’ve ever watched a dog learn to “stay,” then you have likely seen the owner walk away and return.  When the owner is almost back with the reward, the dog inevitably decides to break the “stay.”  The dog was so close to the prize, and now it is time for a do … Read more

The Royal Baby

It seems as though everyone is talking about the Royal baby today. Just over 2000 years ago, there was another royal baby destined not to rule England but the world. Luke 2: In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the … Read more

More than Moving Statues

If you watched the news today, then you may have heard that an Egyptian idol is on the move turning on slow image photography in a museum in New York.  The best hypothesis is that it is moving ever so slightly as individuals walk by causing it to rotate over the course of the day. … Read more

Do you have willpower?

We put a lot of faith in this thing called “willpower,” and we wonder why it lets us down.  Perhaps that’s because there is no power in our will.  More specifically, the Bible tells us that even if our spirit has a strong will to resist temptation, our flesh is weak. Matthew 26:  41 “Watch and … Read more

Just Ask

  Solomon had built the temple to honor God.  It was a good temple, but one question remained.  Would God find his dwelling in the temple?  Solomon’s prayer invited God to dwell inside his temple, and God affirmed that request.  In the New Testament, our bodies are God’s temples.  Regardless of what we do to … Read more


Perhaps one of the hardest things as a parent is watching my children struggle.  I want to rush in and help with all of their problems, but I also know that they have to work through the process to experience the growth.  I can’t imagine how Joseph’s father must have grieved for a son that … Read more

I am Barabbas

The Easter sermon that I attend this year spotlighted faces from the crowd on crucifixion day.  One of those faces was Barabbas.  I have always judged him harshly as far worse of a person than me.  I never knew how much we had in common. Matthew 27:15-26 15 Now it was the governor’s custom at the … Read more

The View from a Mountaintop

There’s something about a mountaintop experience – literally and figuratively.  Epiphanies happen on the mountaintop, and you can see things that you couldn’t see before.  The primary challenge with a mountain top experience endures – at some point you have to return to the valley. Exodus 31:18 – Exodus 32:1, Exodus 32:7 18 When the Lord finished speaking … Read more

Home Church

I don’t find it strange that both of our children accepted Christ in our family room where we have our daily devotionals.   While they have been to church most Sunday and Wednesdays, they have been involved in our family worship time on a daily basis since they were born.  We talk about God, answer … Read more