Devotionals

The N-Word

The N-Word
After another series of senseless killings perpetrated on the Black minority, I thought I would share this recent reflection.  I understand if you ...

Pain and Peace

Pain and Peace
32But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembli...

The Shoulds and The Musts

The Shoulds and The Musts
19 “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. 20 For where two o...

#PTLTYJ

#PTLTYJ
7Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful natu...

The Seduction of Performance

The Seduction of Performance
We all desire the good life – a life of security, provision, abundance, congruence, and quality relationships.  The seduction of performance connec...

Unqualified?

Unqualified?
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in ...

From D-D-DAFT To CBDs

From D-D-DAFT To CBDs
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you ...

Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence
10 Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God.  If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. Galatian...

What Is Your Label?

What Is Your Label?
11 The angel of the Lord came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat i...

The Necessity For Healthy Conflict

The Necessity For Healthy Conflict
34“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to turn “a man agains...

The Distortion of Comparison

The Distortion of Comparison
1You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, becau...

The Struggle of Anxiety

The Struggle of Anxiety
3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. 4 Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord hi...