Why Did Job Suffer? – Lessons from Job

Have you ever read the book of Job and felt like you've ended with more questions than answers? Why did Job suffer if he had been faithful to the Lord? What was so bad about the responses of Job's friends? How does the suffering of Job apply to my life? Before we proceed, here's a [...]

By |July 5th, 2016|Faith|0 Comments

Beyond the “Loving God” – Lessons from Genesis

In Genesis 46, we read about the children of Israel who went into Egypt. They were seventy in all. Reading through the list of Jacob's family members feels a bit like going through a graduation ceremony to me. This family, God's chosen people, are journeying, marching out of their famine-stricken homes and into the bountiful land [...]

By |June 10th, 2016|Faith|2 Comments

Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis – Book Review – Simple Spirit Reads

“We are not called to be safe, we are simply promised that when we are in danger, God is right there with us. And there is no better place to be than in His hands.” - Katie Davis, Kisses from Katie To be completely honest, I actually attempted to read this book long before [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Faith, Simple Spirit Reads|0 Comments

Buck Creek State Park and Lessons from Habakkuk

As I write this, I am sitting at a picnic table outside of our RV with my daughter. She is eating an apple, her brother and daddy are inside the RV, and I am attempting to find the words to describe how the Lord has been shattering my heart this week. We'll get to that, [...]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Faith, RV Life|0 Comments

Dead or Alive – The Difference between Christ-likeness and Worldliness

Ezekiel 37. The valley of bones. It's an ominous place to imagine yourself standing, isn't it? Just you standing alone amongst a sea of dry, lifeless bones. As the vision goes, Ezekiel spoke with the Lord and through Him, Ezekiel brought the bones to life. Muscle and flesh were formed, and life was given. While that [...]

By |March 25th, 2016|Faith|0 Comments

MEDIA-crity: Media Technology and its Detrimental Effects on the Heart of Christianity

Almost a year and a half ago, I decided to stop using Facebook. God was revealing to me that what I had hoped to be "social networking" was actually just a fog I had allowed to accumulate in my brain, dulling my spirit to the potent truth of my responsibility as a Christian. I cut [...]

By |March 4th, 2016|Faith|0 Comments

A Small Town Cemetery and Thoughts about Eternity

On New Year's Eve, the last day of 2015, my brother and I took a walk through one of the many small cemeteries in our town. Initially, our intent was to test out my new camera, but our thoughts soon turned contemplative as we began walking down the simple path between the tombstones. "For of [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Story of Cleansing – Noah and the Ark

In my last blog post, I mentioned that I was starting Genesis again this week. Over the past couple of days, I have been reading about Noah and the ark. It is truly incredible how evident it is that God's word is living.  Hebrews 4:12 ESV For the word of God is living and active, [...]

By |April 20th, 2015|Faith|0 Comments

Modern Day Idols

Photo source: mattstone.blogs.com During Paul's time, the city of Athens was a center for Greek culture, philosophy, and education. I like to compare it to something like the city of Philadelphia here in Pennsylvania. Athens was rich with history, and people came there to learn, to enjoy the culture, and to hold philosophical debates. The [...]

By |January 9th, 2015|Faith|0 Comments

‘Jesus is my Copilot’ is Wrong

"Jesus is my copilot!" Ever seen the phrase on a church sign or a t-shirt? It sounds nice, doesn't it? Well, that's really all it is. Nice. It's not Christian, and it certainly isn't biblical. The phrase implies that Jesus helps us out, but we're the main pilots of our lives. That is the opposite [...]

By |January 3rd, 2015|Faith|0 Comments