The Long-View of Salvation

Fixing Our Eyes on Christ

Have you ever sacrificed things in order to get something more valuable? Ever worked towards a goal and weighed out the long-view vs. the short-view, but in the end, decided the long-view goal was far more rewarding? The same concept applies to our Christian walk. Hebrews 12:11 says: “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. […]

Understanding & Managing Stress

Tools to Escaping a Stress-Dominated Culture

Before I met my wife, when I drove, I was a last minute planner. I often would get caught up thinking about other things, then at the last minute, realize I needed to get over into the other lane to turn. I was bold, confident and never thought twice about my driving approach. I always […]

Credential-Living And Success

Discovering The True Meaning of Life

My wife and I just hung up our accomplishments and credentials up on our wall in our little apartment, and I have to admit for a second, it felt good. There is a certain pride and sense of accomplishment in seeing hard-earned, hard work, sweat, tears, and countless anxiety attacks framed in shiny glass and […]

Never Lose The Wonder!

Deuteronomy 3:23-25

In Deuteronomy 3:23-25, Moses expressed his awe-striking and never-ending wonder of God by expressing that he had just begun to see God’s greatness and His mighty hand. Now, Moses desperately wanted to enter the promise. He wanted to see more! Prior to this, Moses had escaped death in the killing of the first borns of […]

God’s Confidence

Exodus 3:10

Do you ever doubt God’s confidence in doing what He says He will do in your life? Do you ever fail to believe His promises? If you’re human, the answer is probably a shameful and embarrassing: yes. We all do it. We all doubt God at times. Therefore, the great test of our faith in […]

The Ultimate Hope Bringer

Exodus 12:1-3

Jesus was the prophesied Lamb (Exodus 12:1-3). The proverbial sacrifice and ultimate hope bringer of the world. The One no man could ever impersonate or compare. He would be the One who would take away thousands of people’s pain with the thunder of his last breath and the wonderworking event of His resurrection. The sacrifice He […]

A Fire in His Bones!

One Mark You Are Called to Preach

Jeremiah grew up and was called to preach as a prophet for the Lord’s purpose in an incredibly dark and depressing time. He was crafted in the womb, planned out before the Creation of the world had even begun. Before the existence of anything, he was already planned to accomplish God’s goals. This is evident […]

Honesty And Respectability

Jeremiah 20:7

Sometimes when we pray, since we know we are talking to a Holy God, we edit our prayers and we only share the good or we are afraid to really dig deep into the struggles of our hearts and communicate them with God –the dark places. Conversely, other times we do the reverse, all we […]