April 7, 2018

“So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh…” – Romans 8:12

We struggle with the idea of loyalty. Commitment is not a word we readily embrace in this day and age.  To be committed to something means to seal oneself to another person or group or ideology.  It means that no matter what occurs, or what is said, you are dedicated to the pledge you have made.  As we have done with so many words, we have taken the word commi...

March 1, 2018

So he got up from supper, laid aside His robe, took a towel, and tied it around Himself.  Next, He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples’ feet and to dry them with the towel tied around Him. – John 13:4-5

It’s one of the most striking images the New Testament offers of our Savior: dusty feet, a basin of water on the ground, Jesus kneeling before shocked disciples, rag in hand.  It’s a picture with which most...

February 2, 2018

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. – Mark 12:30

This article was originally published on February 2016 and in honor of the season I thought it appropriate to re-publish it here.

Do you remember celebrating Valentine’s Day at school?  Perhaps you were given a list of all the names of your fellow classmates and encouraged to purchase or make valentin...

January 2, 2018

My wife and I just closed on our first home, and we are so excited to start the new year in a new space.  The problem is before we can move into that new space we have to begin the arduous process of sorting through all our stuff.  Basically, we have to look at everything we own and ask these three questions: 1) What things we are taking with us? 2) What things we are leaving behind? and 3) What old things are either getting r...

December 1, 2017

Every year, as we enter the Christmas season, I take time to reflect back on all the events surrounding the birth of the Christ child, and every year I am struck by something different.  Maybe it’s the humble shepherds in the field, maybe it’s the message heralded by the angels, or perhaps it’s the brilliant star hanging in the night sky, but something in that wonderful story will grab my attention and will be the lens through...

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