As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis earlier this year. While I have been receiving treatment since the diagnosis, controlling the disease has proven to be challenging. So, after much prayer and counsel, Candace and I sincerely believe God has called us to step away from the church planting ministry of […]Read more "The End Is Not The End"
On Monday, March 6th, 2017 I was diagnosed with Relapse Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. Yeah, I know; it’s a mouthful. To keep it simple, let’s just call it MS. For those of you wondering what those two letters represent, here is the condensed version (via nationalmssociety.org): Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling immune-mediated disease […]Read more "It’s All In My Head: Starting My MS Journey"
Featured This Week Husbands and Wives (1 Peter 3:1-7) Suffering for Righteousness’ Sake (1 Peter 3:8-22) Featured Last Week Freedom in Christ (1 Peter 2:13-25) Other Posts from 1 Peter Series So Much More Than Chrisitian (1 Peter 2:1-12) The Word of God (1 Peter 1:22-25) Fighting for Holiness (1 Peter 1:13-21) A Living Hope […]Read more "Saturday Summary: 2/8-2/12 2016"
Introduction to 1 Peter Today’s reading: 1 Peter 3:8-22 One of the dominant themes throughout the First Letter of Peter is suffering while living a righteous life for Christ. Today’s reading focuses heavily on this topic by mentioning suffering for righteousness’ sake in some form at least five different times in fifteen verses. Consider the following (emphasis […]Read more "Suffering for Righteousness’ Sake (1 Peter 3:8-22)"
Introduction to 1 Peter Today’s reading: 1 Peter 3:1-7 There are many opinions and philosophies in our culture today regarding the institution of marriage. Before we rush to put stock in what others have to say on this subject, we should first heed what God has already said in His Word. After all, He invented […]Read more "Husbands and Wives (1 Peter 3:1-7)"
As you have probably noticed, I was able to produce only one new post this week. Between family obligations, ministry responsibilities and home remodeling (just to name a few), I have been busy. But such is the life of an everyday person who is attempting to follow Jesus. Thankfully He is with us even in the busyness, patiently guiding […]Read more "Saturday Summary: 2/1-2/5 2016"
Introduction to 1 Peter Today’s reading: 1 Peter 2:13-25 Becoming a follower of Jesus means obtaining freedom. But not just any freedom. True freedom. Today’s reading has much to teach us about the freedom only Jesus can give us. Meditate with me upon the words of 1 Peter 2:16: Live as people who are free, […]Read more "Freedom in Christ (1 Peter 2:13-25)"
Traveling, parenting and other obligations made it incredibly challenging to write this week. However, I was able to produce and publish three new additions for the devotional study through 1 Peter. I was also able to share a post I originally wrote over two years ago about the life and influence of my great grandmother. You […]Read more "Saturday Summary: 1/25-1/29 2016"
Introduction to 1 Peter Today’s reading: 1 Peter 2:1-12 I stand amazed at who Scripture declares us to be in Christ. While it is true that those of us who have been born again to a living hope through the power of Jesus are Christians, it is important to remember that we are so much more […]Read more "Daily Devotion: So Much More Than Christian (1 Peter 2:1-12)"
Introduction to 1 Peter Today’s reading: 1 Peter 1:22-25 God’s Word is important. Through it we come to know Him intimately. He speaks to us through His Word and uses it to transform our lives. This is why we must soak our minds with it daily. Today’s text has much to say about the importance of […]Read more "Daily Devotion: The Word of God (1 Peter 1:22-25)"