Good Grief

Good Grief

“Now as He (Jesus) drew near, He saw the city (Jerusalem) and wept over it,” – Luke 19:41 In a couple of weeks, we will be moving our youngest child out to Alabama for her first year of college. She took a gap year after graduating from Legacy High School here...
Strong and Courageous

Strong and Courageous

Joshua 1:9 NIV “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” How would you define courage?  …The ability to stand up to an enemy? …The ability to do something you...
Happy Valentines!

Happy Valentines!

Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 “Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.11  Again, if two lie down together, they...
Missing Baby Jesus

Missing Baby Jesus

Luke 2:7 “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” When I was a young kid, my parents came back from a trip to Israel bearing gifts and souvenirs:  one of...
Stop Complaining

Stop Complaining

Numbers 11:1a “Now when the people complained, it displeased the Lord; for the Lord heard it, and His anger was aroused.” Have you ever taken into account how often the words coming out of your mouth fall into the category of “complaining”? It’s really staggering…at...
Asking for Direction

Asking for Direction

Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” This week I had the opportunity to getaway again for a few days into the mountains with my wife,...