THE DANGER OF HOLLOW RELIGION

I remember when I was growing up a particular year in which our county had endured one of the longest stretches of severe weather outbreaks. It seemed like every other night that we were huddling down in the closet with blankets and pillows while it was pitch-black outside with a still hush and the haunting... Continue Reading →

IS GOD ACTUALLY GOOD?

I can tell you that I'm a good person. I can wear a badge on my shirt that says "Good person" on it. I can write a song and strum a guitar and tell you how good I'd be to you if you'd just let me have a chance. I could write a sonnet that... Continue Reading →

WHY YOU NEED INTERNET ACCOUNTABILITY

I was once burning some fence boards that had blown down from a storm. I burn everything in my backyard in a corner that doesn't usually have much wind billowing around it. The fire had grown so big at once that it actually began to catch my fence on fire! Embarrassed and in alarm, I... Continue Reading →

CARING FOR THE TEMPLE OF GOD

All it takes is a little inspiration. One person to perform something and be successful that you know you are capable of doing yourself. My older brother posted a video of himself on Facebook one day before Christmas last year. The video was typical of him-goofy and witty. He was in a gym with gym... Continue Reading →

MAN’S SPIRIT, GOD’S LAMP

It's a mystery, the human existence. In one of the most intriguing sermons I've ever heard, Adrian Rogers once said that we exist in three parts, but are represented in one existence simultaneously. He explained that the body is temporal and animated by the spirit (which animals also have) while what makes us unique is... Continue Reading →

THE ODDS AND GOD’S HAND

We are so powerless to judge the future that even the greatest weathermen, when absolutely certain that rain is coming, still have to put the chances in percentage format for us to comprehend their level of certainty. There is no guarantee of anything in this world. The only guarantees that we have is that we... Continue Reading →

WHEN EVERYTHING IS GREY

You know what makes depression and anxiety worse for the Christian? The fact that it feels like taboo to bring it up. When that happens, that exponentially compounds the issue. Why? Because guilt piles on top of guilt, forming layer upon layer of the ice that seeks to smother the fire of the Holy Spirit... Continue Reading →

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