Who Is Responsible for My Distress?

I have been told that everyone is either coming out of a storm, walking through a storm, or about to enter a storm.  I think it is a...


Don't Pursue the Position

Most leaders attempt to exalt themselves into higher positions of leadership.  Jesus breaks the paradigm by teaching that “servant...


Worship Was Never Meant to Be About Me

Worship was never meant to be about me.    Yet that truth has not stopped me from attempting to make it about me every single day of my...


Olly Olly Oxen Free

1 Vindicate me, God, and defend my cause against an ungodly nation; rescue me from the deceitful and unjust man. 2 For You are the God of...


That Perfect Moment Is Never Gonna Come

In the Book of Ezra, a group of Israelites return home after being in exile.  While this joyous occasion gave them hopes and dreams about a...


Desperation Leads to Satisfaction

Desperation leads to satisfaction. So many believers settle for less than the presence of God simply because they don’t want it bad...


What's Big to Me Is Small to God

Let’s put some things into perspective.  Check out these pictures below: The Grand Canyon of in Arizona is a chasm 277 miles long...


The 7 Phrases from the Cross

Last words can be a pivotal way to remember someone.  Lying on their death beds, people have given life-changing words of blessing or...


How Jesus Prayed for Us

Did you know that you have a prayer partner? His name is Jesus. Therefore, He is always able to save those who come to God through Him,...


Where Humility Is Acquired

Humility is a tricky value to possess.  Once you think you have acquired it, you have already lost it.  We are to aspire to humility but...


Fear Not – God Still Has a Plan

Fear not – God still has a plan. If you are like me, you probably have believed at some point that God did have a plan for your life, but...


Pulling Your Own Flag

We enrolled the boys into a flag football league this year for the first time.  My reservations were confirmed when I was given a code of...


How Long Does It Take to Read Each Book of the Bible?

Bible intake is essential to Christian discipleship (2 Tim. 3:16-17; Josh. 1:8; Rom. 15:4; Heb. 4:12). If you don’t have a plan, you...


Righteous Noah

At the Agnew Academy (the name I gave our homeschool), I get to teach our kids on Friday and at other opportunities.  I look forward to...


Moses' First Miracles

At the Agnew Academy (the name I gave our homeschool), I get to teach our kids on Friday and at other opportunities.  I look forward to...


God Knew Me Before There Was Anything to Know

Have you ever felt inadequate for something you felt called to do?  Have you ever been overwhelmed at the task at hand? God doesn't call...


What Role Does God Play in Our Suffering?

Why do bad things happen to good people? People ask this question all the time.  While it is a good question, there is one key word...


A Fish Named Grace

I grew up thinking that the fish that swallowed Jonah was evidence of God's anger.  In reality, it was evidence of his mercy. A fish named...