The Christian & The Old Testament

It was polite but I could still detect an edge to the question. Even after 15 years I still remember it. He was regular attender and a faithful giver so I really didn’t want to offend him. The question he asked rather bluntly was, “Are we a church or a synagogue?”.  I assume he asked…

The Third Thing

There is a war that is raging for the center of me. It is a war between my selfish flesh (that just wants to rest!) and my desire to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and be a servant. Like many people, I have a pretty hectic work week. I wake up around 5am, drive…

Jesus: The Grieving Servant

I’ve been studying Matthew 14 and I realized something for the first time. Matthew 14 contains several events from Jesus’ ministry, the first being an account of the death of John the Baptist. Afterwards, there is the feeding of the five thousand, and then the account of Jesus walking on the water. All three of…

Book Rec: Treasuring Christ

Treasuring Christ  When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations For Busy Moms by Gloria Furman Over the last 10 years I have read quite a few parenting books. As a mom of 4 kids, I can get a bit overwhelmed sometimes (understatement!). More recently, overwhelmed has started turning into anxiety as well. I really should have seen…

The Fading of Finite

“Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ” – Philippians 3:8 I’ve realized that, for years now, I’ve been asking myself the wrong question.