More Than Words

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t [...]

On Trend: Love

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14 The teen years. It’s a rite of passage. And if you, as we are, are raising a teen; it can also be a day by day struggle to build a healthy sense of self. How exactly? Well, as it [...]

As He Has Loved You

This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. John 15:12 There are ten commandments provided by God. Spoken through Moses. Then there is the commandment given by Jesus, not canceling the first ten; but making them all possible to do. Through love. In John 15, Jesus is speaking [...]

We Can’t “Hate,” and Love

If someone says “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is a liar, for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we can’t see? 1 John 4:20 Ouch. It’s only Day 3 of this love journey, and God has just punched me in the gut. [...]

The Original “Ride or Die”

There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. John 15:13 Ride or die. It's a term actually originated in the 1950's by bikers referring to the fact that if they couldn't ride, they would rather die. It is now being used to refer to relationships-those that are romantic in [...]

That One Verse

It very well could be one of the first verses you memorized. Perhaps it is the verse you have heard recited the most often in church services. It is certainly probably one of the most widely quoted, even written in paint under the eyes of football players. You are likely saying it to yourself at [...]

WWJD: Do Good Anyway

Though they stumble, they will never fall,    for the Lord holds them by the hand. Psalm 37:24, NLT David. David was the chosen King. Anointed to be King as a young boy, at the surprise of his brothers. His brothers who all believed they should be chosen. They were older. Stronger. David was just a shepherd boy. A [...]

WWJD-First, Let Me…?

I had the immense honor and pleasure a bit ago of baptizing my mother-in-law. I’ll share the details of the day in a different post (one related to silly prayers), but I have to say..the feeling was incredible. The honor of being the one chosen to participate with the Holy Spirit is one that really [...]

WWJD: Pray for those who hurt you

I went to therapy the other day. I am not too proud to admit that I am a Christian. A mental health provider. A pastor. And I am in therapy. I can imagine that during this time of upheaval and isolation many people are. As a therapist, I can attest to the growing numbers. So [...]