Category: Spiritual Principles

Summer Snippet 10: My sin hurts everybody.

I wish I had the luxury of slipping quietly downstairs in the morning to get a cup of coffee and take it back upstairs to enjoy while I read my Bible and pray for a while. This is my favorite way to start the day before things get going full force. Everyone else in the…[View Article]

Summer Snippet 9: I am not broken

I recently had a day that was filled with Christians describing themselves as “broken.” By that night I was both tired of hearing that word and wondering if it’s even true. I know what Christ followers mean when they say they are broken. They mean they needed Jesus in the first place as much as…[View Article]

Summer Snippet 8: Should we tell kids to love God?

This summer my son and I are teaching a class of first graders on Sunday mornings. One recent week, I kept hearing adults telling children to love God and obey Him. Why did that bother me? Our love for God can only come from an understanding of His love for us. There are a plethora…[View Article]

Summer Snippet 7: Are we sitting around fat and happy?

I have always wondered if farmers have a more tactile understanding of faith than those that don’t. They plant seeds in the ground and expect a harvest needed to support their families. Faith. This week I listened to a podcast by Beth Moore about sowing and reaping. She told a story about going to Angola…[View Article]

Summer Snippet 6: Bullies in the neighborhood

My son has had a Minecraft account for about five years. During that time he has started to build 12-15 worlds. Some were never developed much, but others have been built up quite extensively. One Sunday night a few weeks ago he left his Minecraft account open for about an hour while he packed for…[View Article]