How Much Clearer Can It Be?

Clear water. A clean window. An unobstructed view. Plastic wrap. Ice. Eye glasses. Air. Comprehensive and coherent instructions. These things help us to see exactly what’s on the other side without having to guess. You’ve heard the phrase, Just to be clear, when in communication with someone whose goal it is to give you their understanding […]

Get Wisdom and Understanding!

King Solomon’s wise instruction from Proverbs 4:   Get wisdom, get understanding;     do not forget my words or turn away from them.  Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;     love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.     Though it cost all you have,  get understanding. Cherish […]

Cobwebs in the Closet

Are cobwebs forming in your prayer closet? Have you abandoned the whole routine? Have you covered those people for whom you’ve been praying with a white sheet and left them for dead? The reason we bid farewell to our prayer closet is that we think the process is no longer worthy of our time. Due […]

To Lose or Not to Lose

One of the most popular topics among Christians is whether or not salvation can be lost. But I ask, why is this even a concern? Why do we argue about it? I believe that if people didn’t love their sin so much, this topic of eternal security wouldn’t be a topic at all. What people […]

Love Lost

This happens quite often in relationships. We become bored, angry, and selfish. We forget the first time we met. We forget how much we had in common. We forget how we fought long and hard to keep it fresh. We forget how happy we were. If we’re married, we forget the vows we made. Quite […]

Why Does God Forgive Us?

It is a great misconception to think that God forgives us because He loves us. Yes, God does love us, but forgiveness is only possible because of what Jesus Christ did on the cross. His death is the only reason we are forgiven. When we say yes to Jesus Christ, when we acknowledge and believe […]

Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Revenge: A Funky Trio

Who’s the real bad guy here? In my experiences, forgiveness heals, reconciliation hopes, and revenge hates. You’ll never see forgiveness and revenge hanging out together. Most of the time it’s forgiveness and reconciliation that form the inseparable bonds that none can break; however all 3 can act alone and need not the other to survive. […]

When You Don’t Understand…

I just don’t understand life sometimes. I don’t realize what the Lord is doing. In my humanness, I lack discernment and wisdom. In all the noise, the anger, frustration, and questioning, I hear this:   Do you trust me?    Those 4 simple words constructed in the form of a question humble me every time. […]

Who In The World Is Jabez?

I recently returned from a two-week vacation in Florida. Yes, I went to the hottest, most humid climate the month of August has to offer; so sue me. I stayed with a dear friend, a mentor really, who has lived a life of pure adventure. Certainly, she has had bouts with illness and has suffered […]

Don’t Worry About It!

That’s impossible, my mother will say. I know it’s hard to keep worry at a distance, but it’s NOT impossible. Besides, if there are so many drawbacks, why do we do it? I’m sure you’ve heard from professionals and non-professionals alike that most of what we worry about never happens. Do you like how you […]