You can have the world. I choose…

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? Matthew 16:26 Fame. Fortune. Fun. Doing whatever you want, whenever you want. This is the message the world provides. Do this and you will be popular. Be like them and you will be [...]

If you knew me then…

"Do not call to mind the former things; pay no attention to the things of old." Isaiah 43:18 Small towns are known for many things. Special places to dine. To gather. Lots of people who know you. Your family. Your past. People who remember your past. The good. The bad. The ugly. We all come [...]

WWJD: Make time or excuses?

There is this quote I often see circulating around on the internet. It goes something like this-"People make time for what they consider a priority," or something of that nature. In essence, this is what that means: We make a priority, give our time to, and seek out what is essentially important to us. For [...]

You can run…but you can’t hide

Rocks. I mentioned some of them in my last post. Those I threw into the ocean of surrender. And those I threw at cars when younger. Yes. My brother and I were often bored on our little street growing up. If we were not yelling across the street for our cousins to come out and [...]

Which one will you choose?

I trekked up the hill to my old "quiet place" to get alone with God. To be alone to allow Him to fill me with peace during an otherwise stressful week. One with deadlines galore, and tasks to be completed before a break could be taken. Time to be reminded of what made this week [...]

Offering Cups of Grace

"But as Jesus saw her walking toward the well where He was waiting, He saw what others did not see; a future trophy of His grace." Derwin Gray, Limitless Life There is often a common stereotype the surrounds the term "Christian." Words like "hypocrite" and "judgmental" come to mind as those that are often thrown around. [...]

He Goes Before Me

For God has said, "I will never fail you. I will never abandon you" Hebrews 13:5 Remember that past I mentioned I had to face on my journey to become a licensed pastor in my district? That past the devil used for weeks to taunt me? Well, today was the actual day I had to [...]

No Turning Back

I have decided to follow Jesus. I have decided to follow Jesus. I have decided to follow Jesus. No turning back, no turning back.  Such a beautiful hymn sung in many church services as an invitation to come to the altar and accept Christ as one's personal Savior. An invitation to come, be cleansed of [...]