August 23, 2023

‘Desolate’ is a pretty intense word. It conjures up images of vast empty and abandoned spaces, or people who have lost everything close to them, left to wander life in isolation. But like many things, God views desolate places and people a little differently. Right after Jesus rose from His baptism and heard the audible voice of God exclaiming His love for His son, “the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness” (Mark 1:12). Jesus was ‘driven’ into the... Read more

August 17, 2023

Perspective is the Key A few years ago, my wife was pregnant with twins and I was working in a job at a great company, but my position was draining my joy and couldn’t provide the income we needed to feed and house two more children. Catherine and I prayed through our options and felt that God was leading me to launch a career in real estate. That launched us into some of the most difficult years of our marriage.... Read more

August 7, 2023

“Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” 1 Peter 2:17 ESV‬‬   Honor is a concept that has often been misapplied, mistaught, and misunderstood. Often we think of honor as a boy scout mentality of “doing the right thing.” In some other cases, it’s been used as a tool to coerce obedience and respect to authority. As human beings, we often tend to twist the things of God from a basis of freedom and relationship, to one... Read more

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