Shortly after the election this past November, I went for a walk that ended up challenging my thinking on what it meant to be a neighbor. Dean and I were grieving the election results. We were heartbroken that so many of our fellow Michiganders chose to codify abortion on demand into Michigan State law. We were seeking the Lord about what He would have us do about this development,-even questioning […]
An argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. But Jesus, knowing the reasoning of their hearts, took a child and put him by his side and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For he who is least among you all is the one who is great.
What a strange thing […]
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will set your path straight.” Proverbs 3:5.
Expectations are a dangerous thing. They have their rightful place, like anything else, we should expect our coffee to be hot so we don’t burn out tongues and we should expect traffic so we don’t become roadkill. If we expect it, […]
Obedience That Leads to Possession
Did you know that there is a prostitute in the lineage of Jesus? More on that soon.
The Holy Spirit led me into a clear direction this week: obedience.
As a family we just finished up going through the book of Romans after our suppertime meal. There were times where I had to stop reading and re-read a verse. Or I looked at my wife, Katy, and said, […]
When I sat down to write the blog for this week, a million ideas for a subject came to my mind, but having a hard time sorting through them all, I decided to just read the passage from Sunday’s message (Luke 8:40-48) and see what spoke to me. Something struck me in the first verse: “Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him.” […]
My Monday evening Bible Study group, which is led by Mary Westra, just concluded a study on the Fruits of the Spirit found in Galations 5:22-25
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, […]