Criticism and Correction

When I was younger, I used to love watching American Idol with my parents. More specifically, I loved watching the first few episodes when it was just the preliminary tryouts. I always found it amusing to watch the people who came in, sung horribly, dressed funny, or said or did something weird, and then leftContinue reading “Criticism and Correction”

Contending for the Faith

Scripture warns us about this. “Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation,Continue reading “Contending for the Faith”

Don’t Waste Your Suffering

You’ve likely heard the C.S. Lewis quote, “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to a deaf world.” It’s impossible to mimic the acute focus that suffering provides. It quiets distractions, and quickly reveals who we functionallyContinue reading “Don’t Waste Your Suffering”

Psalm 128: Godliness in the Family

Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,    who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;    you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine    within your house;your children will be like olive shoots    around your table.Behold, thus shall the man be blessed    who fears the Lord. The Lord bless you from Zion!    MayContinue reading “Psalm 128: Godliness in the Family”