The Promises of God
We stand upon and live by promises made by God. Even if we are not inclined to acknowledge God’s faithfulness to us we are still dependent on them. Our salvation is dependent on God’s promises. Our provision is dependent on them. Our daily existence in fact, is dependent upon the promises … Continue Reading
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”
So much of who we are as followers of Jesus Christ relies on the faithfulness of God. The promises of God hinge on the faithfulness of God. Our eternity depends on the faithfulness of God.
Though … Continue Reading
Since the week after Pam’s celebration of life at Fruit Cove, I have been on a journey; spiritual, physical, and emotional. I have driven almost 2,700 miles. It began with just revisiting areas of our life together… geographic touchpoints… that allowed me to remember, weep and give thanks for God’s goodness in allowing our lives … Continue Reading
Living in the Big Blue Nation this past week, I have been forced over and again to relive Kentucky’s painful loss last weekend (31st time in a row) to the Florida Gators. Our last minute failure to cover an open player cost us the game. That was by definition a game changer.
But some game … Continue Reading
Have you ever wondered if your GPS “lady” hates you? I have. I always suspected she did, but now I’ve confirmed it. She’s out to get me. No, I’m not being paranoid. Just stating the obvious.
On my pilgrimage in recent days, I was traveling south of Knoxville, Tn., to Georgia. I routed on the … Continue Reading
It seems in Florida we are always dodging one storm or getting over another. That’s just the trade-off for living in paradise… right? But there’s nothing fun about a storm, even for those who “whistle through the graveyard” by planning hurricane parties while others flee in fear.
A storm the size of the one spinning … Continue Reading
On my spiritual pilgrimage, I took an unplanned and unexpected detour. It landed me “on” Noah’s Ark; an 8,000-ton, 10-story tall, visual aid and argument for the Bible’s description of the worldwide, devastating flood in Genesis. One man in all the world of that day existed who was pleasing to the Lord. The rest of … Continue Reading
“The way is narrow and the path is steep
Lord keep me walkin, walkin, ”
-David Crowder, “Keep Me”
Spiritual pilgrimages are nothing new. The imagery of the Christian walk as a pilgrimage of sorts is sprinkled throughout the New Testament. We “walk” by faith, not by sight. We “walk” with Jesus. We “walk” in … Continue Reading
One thing that continues to resonate within me is an overwhelming gratitude for all that God has done through so many during this difficult season culminating in Pam’s Homegoing. It is beyond “being thankful.” It is actually a gratitude beyond word s.
My daughter is laboring in the room next to me, writing thank-you notes … Continue Reading
Idioms are commonplace in the English language and in most others. They are easy to remember phrases and sayings, catchy in their presentation, and express a reality that is commonplace to humanity. “Six of one and half dozen of the other.” “Raining cats and dogs.” “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” (My friend Nik … Continue Reading