For All Those Who Have Said Too Many Goodbyes

In many ways, this past year for my family has been a year of goodbyes. In our recent move to Montana, we had to say goodbye to our church family and dear friends. But when you move, it’s more than just the people you say goodbye to. When you move you say farewell to your … Continue reading For All Those Who Have Said Too Many Goodbyes

John Gibson Paton: Faith that Changed the World

When Scotsman John Gibson Paton announced his intentions to serve as a missionary in the New Hebrides islands of the South Seas, a Mr. Dickson cried out in despair, “‘The Cannibals! You will be eaten by the cannibals!’” (J. Paton ch. IX). Mr. Dickson’s concern was not unfounded. In 1839, nineteen years before Paton's announcement, … Continue reading John Gibson Paton: Faith that Changed the World

Be Strong and Courageous and… Meditate?

A while back, I wrote a post defining biblical meditation in light of what I was learning in my study on Psalm 119. In that blog post, I spent the majority of my time discussing the “what” of biblical meditation as well as challenging us to include that same biblical practice in our day to … Continue reading Be Strong and Courageous and… Meditate?

4 Ways to Manage Your Time to the Glory of God

It’s been a busy past couple of months, but I’m grateful that even in that busyness God has still been teaching and growing me. One of the things that I’ve been learning about as of late is how to manage my time well. Before I dive into some of the more practical points of this … Continue reading 4 Ways to Manage Your Time to the Glory of God

This is Me Being Honest About 2020

Well, here we are. We made it! We have reached the end of 2020. And I’m sure that most of us aren’t too sad about it. As I’ve thought about this past year, and what on earth I should say on this, the final blog post of 2020, I finally landed on honesty. I decided … Continue reading This is Me Being Honest About 2020

12 Irrefutable Reasons to Praise God This Thanksgiving (Part 2)

Yesterday I began a two part holiday “special” centering on Psalms 118 and 145. (If you haven’t read it yet, you can find the post here) Reading these Psalms reminded me that on a holiday like Thanksgiving, there is no greater gift that we could be thankful for then God Himself. If we woke up … Continue reading 12 Irrefutable Reasons to Praise God This Thanksgiving (Part 2)

12 Irrefutable Reasons to Praise God This Thanksgiving (Part 1)

In preparation for Thanksgiving, I’ve been looking up words such as thanks and thank, in my bible to see what I could learn from the contexts in which they are used. During my search, I came across two Psalms that I would have never associated with this holiday if it had not been for the … Continue reading 12 Irrefutable Reasons to Praise God This Thanksgiving (Part 1)