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How to Respond When God Says No According to John 3:27

Recently I spent some time meditating on John 3:27. When I come to my morning devotions I never doubt that what I will be reading in God’s Word will be true and relevant, but I wasn't expecting how applicable this verse would be to my family's current situation. If you're on my email list, then … Continue reading How to Respond When God Says No According to John 3:27

On New Years’ Celebrations, Yearning Hearts, and Hope in Darkness

A little less than a month ago, people all around the world celebrated New Years. Some of us stayed up till midnight; some of us were smart and went to bed. Regardless of how we celebrated, I think you’d be hard pressed to find even a single household that didn’t at least recognize that the … Continue reading On New Years’ Celebrations, Yearning Hearts, and Hope in Darkness

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