Jesus Over Everything: All in All

Colossians 1:15-17"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all…

My Portion

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. ~ Psalm 16:5-6 Is the Lord your portion? Are you content with the portion that He assigned you? These are questions that we, as believers,…

Excellence?

Romans 12:1"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." I was looking up the definition of the word “excellence,” not because I don't know what it means, but because I think we, too many…

The One in Ninety Nine

I have been thinking about the concept of Christ leaving the 99 for the one.  I have heard many people talk about that part of “Reckless Love” as if it were a reckless event; leaving the 99 to find and rescue the one.  But, I think I disagree with this.  You can’t look at it…

Emptiness & Chaos

For those of you reading this that may be feeling a bit empty, I want to speak this scripture over you right now: Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” “All the…

In the Dark

I have been an avid hiker since the age of 19. I love the solitude and the changes in scenery. Over my 20 something years of hiking, I have come to realize that I don’t enjoy walking in the heavy forested paths. My tendency is to charge through that part to get to the mountaintop.…