Single-Hearted Devotion

“Adonai, teach me your way so that I can live by your truth; make me single-hearted so that I may fear your name. I will thank you, Adonai my God, with my whole-heart and I will glorify you forever” ~ Psalm 86:11-12 This Psalm passage isn’t one of the more popular ones. You won’t see…

Nobody Said This Would Be Easy

I grew up in what you might call an awkward paradox of a Christian walk. I didn’t grow up in an atheistic home, but I didn’t exactly grow up in church either. While my parents strove to raise us up in a Godly home,  we started out in a very unhealthy, dysfunctional church and because…

Free For All

So, I want to talk about freedom for a little bit.  Well, type...not talk.  But, I'm going to just get to the point.  You are not free for you; you are free for others.  “Others” includes our Creator.   Why do you think we were created?  We were created to worship God.  THAT is the…

Our Story is His Story

I have, for a year now, fasted and prayed on Wednesdays for revival. Not the tent kind.  The heart awakening kind. The kind of revival where both the heart and mind awaken to the reality of God and who He is. The kind that reveals the true inner heart of man as well as its…

LazarUS-Come Forth

"The passage of time has not altered the capacity of the Redeemer to change men's lives. As He said to the dead Lazarus, so He says to you and me: "come forth". Come forth from the despair of doubt. Come forth from the sorrow of sin. Come forth from the death of disbelief. Come forth…

Discipline: Doing Our Part

This is the last of my four part blog on discipline. I understand that it is not an exciting topic for most and we’d rather read about anything but this topic. As believers, we WILL experience discipline in our lives. As I mentioned in my first post, discipline doesn’t just entail punishment or consequences for…

Discipline: His Rod & Staff

I was once listening to a story from Elizabeth Elliot where she described a scene she witnessed of an actual shepherd in Scotland. The scene she described was one where the shepherd was dipping the sheep in some sort of unpleasant liquid in order to rid the sheep of parasites. Naturally, the sheep didn’t volunteer…