The Christian bible is an ancient text written by dozens of people over thousands of years spanning multiple cultures and customs. It is deep and mysterious, yet you can understand the Bible. It is accessible to you and me. Here are 5 steps to begin.
the narrative shows Joseph and Judah’s lives paralleled. Just as Joseph was physically enslaved and imprisoned, Judah was emotionally and spiritually enslaved and imprisoned. As Joseph is finding freedom physically, so is Judah spiritually. As Joseph is working to save his family, so is Judah. As Joseph is finding redemption, so is Judah.
Truth From the beginning humans have wrestled with truth. What is true? How do we know it’s true? Why is it true? Is it true for everyone? Is it true for just me? In the garden, Eve is standing at the tree (right beside Adam, look it up). The snake questions the truth of God’s commands. Did […]
The Year of FREEDOM! In 2011 I stumbled on what I now call my Word of the Year project. Basically, I chose one word I wanted to see happen in my life. Then I focused on that word for the entire year. That year changed my life. I chose the word FREEDOM. I dove deep […]
FOMO Maybe you’ve heard of the acronym – FOMO? It stands for the phrase “Fear of Missing Out.” It speaks to the experiential nature of our culture. It’s the idea that something hasn’t truly happened unless it’s posted on Instagram\Facebook\Twitter. Funny enough, research shows all the digital memory taking we do (photos, video, etc) actually leads to less […]
The Downside of Bold Here’s a confession. Bold dreams, goals and prayers lead to frustration, fear and disappointment. I’ve found myself asking God, I thought this dream was from you. Where are you? What seemed so clear a few days, weeks, months ago feels hazy and blurred now. This isn’t what I thought it would […]
Merry Christmas! Is your life better now that it was a year ago? 5 years ago? 10? 40? Wondering where the Merry Christmas is? I’ve been pondering this question this week.I’m wrapping up a video devotional series focusing on The Word. Monday the devotional was centered on this passage of scripture: 1In the beginning the Word […]
Advent Sunday, November 29 marked the official beginning of Advent season. Advent in the church is known as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for celebration of the birth of Jesus. In Latin, Advent literally means coming. Advent can also refer to the Second Coming of Jesus. So this Christmas (as with every Christmas) we […]
Living Water You are alive in us Nothing can take Your place You are all we need Your love has set us free I’ve been listening to the Hillsong Young & Free album for months now. I love the mix of current sound with inspiring worship. Sounds cheesy, but it’s really true. The above lines are […]
I’m continuing to share a few devotions I’m writing from Acts for Cross Points Church…enjoy! I’ve got the JOY! But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law. -Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV) Joy. It’s the one word that kept going through […]