Through the Eyes of a Child

When you serve for any length of time in children’s ministry, especially in the early elementary school years, you quickly learn to anticipate the answer you will get from the kids for any question asked of them. Their response is always Jesus. The louder they shout their response, the more their faces shine. Seriously, noContinue reading “Through the Eyes of a Child”

Letter to a Friend, Part Deux

Dear friend, You might be wondering why I opted to write “Part Deux” as opposed to “Part Two.” Am I a snob? Am I trying to impress? Probably so. Actually, no.  I was once fluent in French. I majored in the language in university and had the opportunity to study abroad to develop fluency and experienceContinue reading “Letter to a Friend, Part Deux”

Consider Jesus…

The last month or so, my church has been in a teaching series that has been a reflection on some of the older hymns not as commonly sung during Christian worship services anymore. Throughout the series, we have sung contemporary renditions of these same hymns that resonate in the soul with their simplicity and power.Continue reading “Consider Jesus…”

The God Who IS There

“Do you see things that aren’t there?” I must admit that when this question was asked of me recently, I felt like a defendant being grilled by the prosecuting attorney. Seriously. It was a direct, very specific question, but there was trickery in the air, especially in this conversation (more on that below). It seemedContinue reading “The God Who IS There”

Always and Forever

Have you ever thought how odd the word heartbreak is? Merriam-Webster defines a heartbreak as “crushing grief, anguish or distress.”  When a beloved family member passes, we experience heartbreak. A friend’s girl friend gets engaged to another man, and we might describe him as broken-hearted (or perhaps we see opportunity? More on that later…).  Most people will fully understand whatContinue reading “Always and Forever”

A Study in the Beatitudes, Part II

In my most recent blog, I shared some things I recently learned about the first three verses of the Beatitudes. These verses speak of those who acknowledge their spiritual bankruptcy, the grief they feel over their personal sin and the sin in the world, and the desired quality of meekness before God and others.  ThisContinue reading “A Study in the Beatitudes, Part II”

Christmas During the Year of the Pause

Over the past week, I have been mulling over my next blog post. It’s been some time since I blogged because quite frankly, my life has been on fast forward since early October. But, no more excuses. I made the commitment some time ago to launch this blog, and I now seek to push throughContinue reading “Christmas During the Year of the Pause”