Our Marriage Is Officially an Adult

A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a wise wife is from the LORD. -Proverbs 19:14 Eighteen years ago Lindsay and I tied the knot, which is an English euphemism for getting married (incidentally, I like the phrase because it implies permanence in the marriage union). In our culture when a person turns eighteenContinue reading “Our Marriage Is Officially an Adult”

God Loves Us & Sends Us Trials- Daniel 10:1-11:1

Take a moment to pray. Ask God to speak to you through his word—for his Spirit to convict you of sin, teach you the truth, and lead you in walking by faith. Setting the Scene Daniel’s 4th vision is all about preparation. God grants Daniel a vision that will prepare Israel in exile to walkContinue reading “God Loves Us & Sends Us Trials- Daniel 10:1-11:1”

Good Shame- Ezekiel 43:10-27

Take a moment to pray. Ask God to speak to you through his word—for his Spirit to convict you of sin, teach you the truth, and lead you in walking by faith. Setting the Scene Coming to grips with our sin is never comfortable. It involves so many emotions: shame, guilt, fear, frustration, sadness, despair…Continue reading “Good Shame- Ezekiel 43:10-27”

Listening Versus Listening- Ezekiel 2:1-3:11

Take a moment to pray. Ask God to speak to you through his word—for his Spirit to convict you of sin, teach you the truth, and lead you in walking by faith. Setting the Scene Listening to God isn’t as easy as it should be. My wife Lindsay and I have been blessed with fourContinue reading “Listening Versus Listening- Ezekiel 2:1-3:11”

Violence & the Second Sin

Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. -Genesis 4:8 It happened again. Another troubled young man. Another school. Another hour of terror. Another heartbreaking loss. Our culture is scrambling for answers. Again. Is tighter gunContinue reading “Violence & the Second Sin”