Happy 30th Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Dear Mom and Dad, I want to thank you for the incredibly important step you took 30 years ago, when you stood at the front of a church and, before “God and these witnesses”, entered into a covenant together. Obviously, Read More …

Hooray for Persecution!

Persecution for Jesus’ sake brings you a blessing and a great reward. But will you pay the price to receive that blessing? Read More …

To Be a Peacemaker

God is a peacemaker. In fact, He is the greatest peacemaker ever. This is why, when we ourselves are peacemakers, that God calls us His children: we are acting like our Father.

But how are we to make peace? Read More …

Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. – Jesus As I meditated on this verse, one thing that stuck out very clearly to me is that God wants us to be pure in heart. In other words, Read More …

Compassion From the Heart

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. – Jesus One interesting thing about the Beatitudes is that many of them are about heart attitudes. I believe that it’s the same in this passage: the merciful are not those Read More …

Starving for Righteousness

“Ack!” you say. “A guilt-trip post about how I don’t love Jesus enough because I’m not hungry enough for Him!”

No, that’s not what this is about. In fact, that’s not what Jesus was talking about at all. Read More …

Lift Your Glad Voices!

Today, we celebrate the most wonderful part of Christianity: that Jesus rose from the dead! God tells us that if this were not so, we would be the most miserable people around: If in this life only we have hope Read More …