I didn't even know I was speeding. A baby in our congregation was in the hospital in a near-by town struggling with the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). My wife and I went to visit and pray with the little guy and his parents. Eventually, they were transferred to the ICU at a special children's hospital … Continue reading Slowing Down
In Matthew 11, Jesus makes an invitation that seems custom made for this time of year. 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for … Continue reading The Weary World Rejoices
This is part 10 in the Growing in Grace teaching series. Listen here: There is a story about a man who so tired of his anxiety that he paid someone $1,000,000 a year to worry for him. A friend asked, “You are not a wealthy man. How are you going to pay him $1,000,000 a … Continue reading How to Sleep Like a Baby
“Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence, or reality.” This definition is incredibly important to grasp when it comes to Christian identity because we think about Christianity, we typically think about doing, not being. We tend to be so doing focused that we end up connecting our identity to our activity. But what if my identity has nothing … Continue reading Gospel Ontology: How Being Precedes Doing
I spent all day Tuesday at Amicalola Falls State Park. I left my laptop at home and turned my phone off so that I could spend 8 hours with my Bible, a notebook and Jesus. I focused on Psalm 23:1-3a, "1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads … Continue reading How is Your Soul?