Why you should put your hope in the Jesus of the Bible

It's Jesus that my friends and family trip over when it comes to faith. They're OK with a general nameless, faceless deity- a benevolent one. They admit not understanding but throw their hands in the air hoping that God won't judge them any differently than they judge themselves. They trust that he (or she, or... Continue Reading →

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How to study the Bible for love not knowledge

There is a way to study the Bible solely to be more knowledgeable, more academic, and in itself there's nothing wrong with being more Bible literate and scholarly. But there's a huge danger in studying the Bible to know it so well you can add letters to the end of your name. It's the danger... Continue Reading →

Sojourning

I don't speak the language I don't know their signs But I understand their reasons and I know what it feels like to eat, sleep and breathe pursuit of happiness. I remember and still feel the draw of that cancer, not yet fully eradicated in me. Something beats deeper something I can't explain because there... Continue Reading →

Hope for a sick heart

"I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope." Hosea 2:15 This verse came via email to me today like shade in the hot Arizona sun. I used to tolerate the heat in Arizona pretty well, but as the years have gone by, I haven't grown... Continue Reading →

Hope against hope

How long till I see the fruit of what I cannot see? How many season? How many years? What if it takes my whole life and then I'm buried six feet under dirt and worms and grass and more seasons pass and... I cannot see the future days when there are no more weeds no... Continue Reading →

Laughing at promises

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is in Romans 4:16-17 where it says, “...to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, as it is written, ‘I have made you the father of many nations;- in the presence of God in whom he believed, who gives... Continue Reading →

Night sky speech

The moon looks like your gaze blazing light through the dark veil of night but I know it's just an illusion. I see the moon but I can't see you. You must be gazing brighter in a night darker tearing the veil cause I don't know another way. I can't see your light, but no... Continue Reading →

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