The Arrest of Jesus

Betrayal. Denial. Trial. Verdict. You can read the story HERE from the Gospel of John chapters 18 & 19. Betrayal. As Jesus shared a meal with his disciples, he announced to the group that one of them would betray him. Judas left the meal early, shortly after Jesus uttered those words. He rounded up a... Continue Reading →

A Living Hope

Within the heart of every person there is a longing for hope. hope that inspires hope that ensures hope that endures The word "hope" is used nowadays in phrases such as, "I hope so." For example, someone might ask you if you are going to join them for dinner. Because you know you have a very busy... Continue Reading →

God’s Comfort is Real

At the beginning of Isaiah chapter 40, we find a nation struggling to find answers. The prophet Isaiah had been warning the nation that their sin and their determination to turn their back on the Lord would result in God's judgment upon them, specifically that they would be invaded by the Assyrian Empire soon and that later... Continue Reading →

Walking Through the Dark Valleys

Kim and I had an amazing trip to Israel a few years ago. The Bible came alive in 3-D. When you stand on a particular hill in Jerusalem, you see a road that twists and turns through the hills, starting in Jerusalem and ending in Jericho. The valley below is known as "the valley of... Continue Reading →

God Has a Plan

God has a plan. He has a plan for everything. He works in and through our lives to grow us, stretch us, and work through us, with the #1 goal of leading men, women, teenagers, and children to faith in Jesus Christ. If we can remember that is the goal, we will find great encouragement... Continue Reading →

Called to Be Saints

A good post by Charles Spurgeon that I wanted to pass along to you: "Called to Be Saints" We are very apt to regard the apostolic saints as if they were "saints" in a more special manner than the other children of God. All are "saints" whom God has called by His grace, and sanctified... Continue Reading →

Yellow Mama

There are a lot of names that people use to refer to their grandmother: grandma, nana, gram, granny, and the list goes on and on. But we always called my mother's mother by one name: Yellow Mama. A one-of-a-kind name for an amazing woman. You've never met anyone who loved God or her family more... Continue Reading →

Purpose in the Pain

This week our hearts and prayers have been with the people of Oklahoma City, who were devastated by a massive tornado that led to much destruction and death. Like me, many of you have friends and family who live in OKC who have been impacted by the storm. Disaster relief teams are on the ground... Continue Reading →

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