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,...
Running On Empty

Running On Empty

Have you ever found yourself running on empty?  I shared this story with my church this past Sunday about my brother’s crazy car maintenance experiences. He used to have a SUV that one day died in the middle of the street as he was leaving his church. It wouldn’t...
A Sense of Urgency

A Sense of Urgency

Mark 1:18 NKJV “They immediately left their nets and followed Him.” Recently I have begun reading through the gospel of Mark again, which I would highly suggest for everyone to do whether you’ve read it before or not. A characteristic term which occurs with great...