The Most Loving Thing You Can Do

I am a raging introvert. I also want to love people well. Those two things are not incompatible but the combination comes with challenges. That makes evangelism a bit difficult. IT is easy to have reservations about starting conversations that I don’t already have an idea how they might turn out on some level. It […]

God’s Amazing Love

God is love (1 John 4.16). The Sabbath in the Bible was a day of many things. It was a day of rest. It was a day of family. It was a day celebrating God’s creation. It was a day celebrating redemption from slavery. It was a day of togetherness. It was a day that […]

Love Is Not A Hypothesis for Your Life

It can be very easy to think of love in abstract terms. For instance, it is easy to say “I love everyone.” But how does that really work out? It is a hypothetical that may have little basis in reality. We say we love everyone because we know we are supposed to love everyone (it’s […]

Love is My Identity

If I’ve learned anything over the past two years, it is this: I didn’t know who I was. I had spent the past fifteen years in ministry serving, loving, and helping. I looked good on the outside, but inside, I was withering away. Gasping for breath I pushed on. I was about to leave ministry […]

Poetry Column June 2021

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ.~ 2 Corinthians 1:20 This is no vengeful deityWho cuts off the outstretched handThis is no capricious idolWho plays chess with men’s souls;No eternal checkmateThis is no prankster godWho twists words andImpales them upon intentsThis is HeWho knows needs before they’re perceivedWho […]

June Theme: God is Love

Let’s spend the month of June focusing on our loving God. The apostle John, who was in Jesus’ inner circle has one main word to describe God and it is “love” – “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” – 1 John 4:8. John ties God being love with us […]