Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane: And He came out and proceeded as was His custom to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed Him. When He arrived at the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, … Continue reading Choosing Grace
Is the church essential? Is "the church" essential? This is a hot topic here in Kentucky these days amongst the COVID-19 crisis. Apparently, as it is, "the church" in Kentucky has been deemed as "non-essential" and has been among the many corona shut downs in the state over the last couple months. Governor Beshear encouraged … Continue reading Is the Church Essential?
Scrolling through social media posts is a great way to find inspiration for me. Many times I'll read something and it will prompt a message in my heart. I love the interaction with my friends and the thoughts it provokes in me. However, there is a problem with social media posts. There is no room … Continue reading Desperate for God?
This week a Christian School in Kentucky expelled a student when her mother posted a photo of her celebrating her birthday with a rainbow cake wearing a sweater with a rainbow on it. They claimed the student was in violation of her lifestyle agreement with the school and because of the numerous lifestyle violations over … Continue reading Eager For What is Good
"God is voting for us all the time. The devil is voting against us all the time. The way we vote carries the election." - Corrie Ten Boom The battle really is in our minds. There's an old praise song from the 90's that says "the battle belongs to … Continue reading Electing Him with Your Thoughts
“Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars. Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the skies. Let them praise the name of the … Continue reading He Commands the Moon
Faith. "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certian of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1. This is the Biblical definition of faith. Being sure of spiritual truths even when we can't see physical evidence. It's knowing the wind is there even when we don't see the tree branches moving. … Continue reading Faith vs. Fear
There are a couple ideas in the church today that are seated with good intentions, but every time I hear them, I cringe. One is this idea that I'm just a lowly sinner saved by grace destined to sin the rest of my life and the only thing I have to look forward to is … Continue reading A Slave to Sin or a Slave to Christ?
All my life there has been such an emphasis on finding God's plan for my life. Stay on the right path. Make sure you're inside His plan. Pray so you can discern His plan. Don't take one wrong step or it could all get ruined. Graduating high school and entering into college was a stressful … Continue reading Purpose or Plan?
Over the last 2000 years of Christianity we sure have mucked things up. We've taken a gospel message that is so pure, simple and powerful and complicated it beyond reasoning. We've made being a Christian so confusing and befuddling. It's turns people away leaving them scratching their head and not able to understand what in … Continue reading Who Do You Say that I Am?