Last week was a lie. I have to confess that to you. I lied to you last week and made you believe that everything was alright. That life was normal. I tweeted and posted to keep up the facade of "business as usual," when it was anything but that.
A sermon from Ecclesiastes 1 and 3 on finding true joy, and how it's only found in Jesus. Anything else is a terribly unsatisfying search.
First Corinthians 15 is a chapter brimming with cruciform language. The apostle Paul's symphony to the Church at Corinth crescendos into a 58-verse movement whose melody is the resurrection. From the first word to the last, Paul endeavors to draw the readers' attention to the veracity of the resurrection.
Nine days. For nine days our pet German Shepherd/Retriever mix named Chloe was lost to us. I should've seen it coming, though. We moved from an area in West Palm Beach, Florida that provided more than enough property Chloe to sprint and play and dig (I hated that part). Chloe didn't take well to the sights and sounds and smells of the new place — so much so, that she dug under the fence and scampered off.
Twitter's no longer on my phone. Yep, I deleted it. I'm not saying that so you can see how much better I am at self-control than you are. (I know my own heart enough to know for sure that's not the case.)
I was interviewed by Craig Thighe and the Dead Men Podcast recently. It was a joy to talk about God's salvation and sufficiency throughout my life. Soli Deo Gloria!
A sermon from Joshua 10.
The irony is not lost on me with what I’m going to announce today. Go back twelve months to January 2017 and you'll find an eerily similar piece I wrote about a season of “transitions and change” that Natalie and I were expecting. A new chapter was supposedly opening up for us.
In this episode of Ministry Minded, I attempt to speak to the whirlwind that has been the year 2017. Filled with seemingly more ebbs and flows than normal, this year has been a veritable maelstrom of emotions and seasons of life.
One of the most fundamental of human pursuits is the quest for a legacy. About the time our thoughts mature, the general movement of those thoughts is directed on making a name for ourselves, leaving something behind, ensuring we’re remembered. We resolve everything to this end, endeavoring to achieve something bigger, greater, and larger than ourselves.