Category: hope

Behold – I Do A New Thing

It has been a while since I have written. Between school, work, my podcast, and other ventures, writing has taken a back seat. It isn’t intentional. Though, I often wonder if God gives us a break on things to rejuvenate on our creativity. Maybe…

Job and Murphy’s Law

“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong” – Murphy’s Law Sara and I at one point in our marriage… okay, let’s be realistic, the vast majority of the time that we have been married, have lived the definition of Murphy’s Law. In fact,…

5 Things That I Learned From The Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation

Over the past three months, our country has been in a constant state of chaos with the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court decision. First, I want to preface this in stating that I was an early advocate for the Judge and believe that he will…

When God Doesn’t Make Sense

“John’s two disciples found Jesus and said to him, “John the Baptist sent us to ask, ‘Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?’ Luke 7:20         Have you ever had a moment like…

When The Coffee Mug is Half Empty…

I try not to be cynical. It is not something that I want to do. The old adage “if you don’t believe anything good will ever happen, you won’t be disappointed if it doesn’t” kind of rings a lot in my life. Naturally, I…

The Power of Redundancy

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle Driving home from work the other day, I had a thought. Don’t be scared, I won’t be taking over the world any time soon. Though the thought has…

On Hold | When Your Dreams Seem to be Stalled

Have you ever felt like your dreams were on hold? Have you ever wondered why it is taking God so long? Often, we find ourselves questioning God on His motives and why He hasn’t moved on our behalf. I know that I was and…

In the Shadow of the Almighty

Listen to this Blog! I am amazed at the awesomeness of God.  I seriously stand amazed at what God is doing and will do for His kids.  In Psalm 91, it says that “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will…

What to Do When You’re Robbed

First, I want to take a moment and apologize for the silence since last month. I am one who doesn’t like to put a piece on here without giving you 100% and I honestly haven’t had content pouring out of the wells of inspiration….

Façade | When We Hide Our Authenticity

“Under the shadow of our steeple With all the lost and lonely people Searching for the hope that’s tucked away in you and me.” Casting Crowns Does Anybody Hear Her Many of us, where we should feel the most comfortable, wear a façade in…

In Awe of God

“There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.” ― C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce              A couple of years ago, I went camping…

Developing a Spirit of Expectancy

“Then Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!” 1 Kings 18:41          At this point, the region was under a great drought. They hadn’t seen rain for quite some time…

The Day of Small Beginnings

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” Zechariah 4:10 NLT I used to hate these words; “Don’t despise the day of small beginnings.” Geeze. How long do I have to…

God’s Not Impressed By Your “Do”

Have you ever been driven by results? As a man, I have to admit that I hate to fail.  In creating this blog, I feared that it would never take off….and it still may not take off.  What I can tell you is that…

The Seed Does Not Return Void

A while ago, we pulled into the church parking lot and I was prepared to drop everyone off at the door when all of a sudden the hood filled with steam. It is never a good sign to see the steam fill the hood…

Have You Forgiven God?

          It’s an interesting thought, isn’t it?  We all know that when we ask God to forgive us, we have received His forgiveness.  But what happens when God does something to tick you off?  I know what your spiritual mind is…

Your Hope Will Not Be Disappointed

You will be rewarded for this;    your hope will not be disappointed. Proverbs 23:18 Could you imagine this promise from God’s word coming to pass in your life? Knowing that if you don’t give up and if you persevere, that your hope is going…

Instructions

Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me.  All day long I put my hope in you. Psalms 25:5 NLT I walked into the store to grab something for the car. Looking up and down the…

I Am Not Called To Understand

  Just when you think that Murphy couldn’t do any more damage, he decides to sideswipe you. You just can’t seem to get a break, yet there’s complete peace about what is going on all around you. I have heard it best put this…