My New Identity

This is a story about how deciding to answer the call of Jesus Christ lead to a transformation I never imagined. The digital numbers climbed in milliseconds, and as quick as I stood on the scale they came to rest at 324 pounds. I wish it were winter and I had a coat on soContinue reading “My New Identity”

How 5000 becomes 12

“you can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 NIV Let’s be honest withContinue reading “How 5000 becomes 12”

Apathy of Cain

Most of us are familiar with the story of Cain and Able. If you’ve ever opened the Bible with the intent to read the whole thing cover to cover you’ve at least made it that far without giving up. You maybe sat through Sunday school class and learned about “the evil Cain.” We have beenContinue reading “Apathy of Cain”

Why Doesn’t God Answer Prayers?

Why? Why doesn’t God answer prayers? Why didn’t God give you that promotion you deserved? Why did God let you get fired? Why did God let your relationship break apart? Why did God let him die? There are so many why’s to be had in this world. Why are there so many of the why’sContinue reading “Why Doesn’t God Answer Prayers?”

Wandering in the Wasteland

Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days. The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses. Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plains of Sharon. There theContinue reading “Wandering in the Wasteland”


Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” Matthew 19:26 When is the last time you did something unreasonable? Common sense said it was a terrible idea, but you threw logic to the wind and just went with it. How did that work out forContinue reading “Unreasonable”