My walk has been short, but the effect it’s had on “holidays” has been pretty immense. Things have changed, to say the least. The last few Advent seasons, I’ve read and re-read the account of Jesus’ birth. This morning, I started in Matthew, then Mark, but ended up being drawn to this specific verse in John….
“Angels don’t spread the Gospel, people do” – David Platt. A few weeks ago I heard about this group called Cafe 1040 and was inspired. There are two basic reasons… 1. they are focusing on the next generation 2. they are trying to live out the Great Commission. As followers of Christ, we all have a duty to live out the Gospel. I designed a quick visual call-to-action. Here’s a way you can help sitting [...]
So today is a big day. I accepted Jesus into my life exactly 1 year ago. It’s been a whirlwind of a ride, too! I can’t begin to say how my life has changed, or at least make it short enough for anyone to read . But take my word for it, I was born one year ago (not 30-something years ago). Everything is new. Everything is amazing. And honestly, everything is hard. I’ve been [...]
Colorful lights, warm cozy fires, Frosty the Snowman songs, Santa Claus, cookies, and toys…lots of toys! That’s what Christmas is all about, right? Well, that’s what it meant to me for a really long time and it WAS fun that way. But this year, things have changed, and Christmas has turned into something quite different. I see Christmas through a new lens and let me tell you…it’s much more meaningful than ever before. Even when [...]
C.S. Lewis said, “If you’re thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you, you’re embarking on something which will take the whole of you.” This quote rings especially true for me lately. Despite not having posted in awhile, it’s certainly not because my faith has dimmed. It’s actually quite the opposite. Since my last post, I’ve finished reading and studying the book of Matthew, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, and Ecclesiastes (Solomon’s words blew me away!). Beyond that, I finished [...]
I’m still studying the book of Mathew. It’s pretty awesome to read so much straight from the mouth of Jesus. One of my favorite things is when He says -”I tell you the truth…”. I love it when He starts out a sentence saying that. The more I read through the book of Mathew, the more I can really picture Him saying this to His disciples. He’s basically looking at them straight in the eye [...]
I just finished reading 1 Corinthians. I didn’t know what to expect, but found myself getting really drawn in, the further along I read. Paul was a radical guy. He was seriously dedicated to his calling. He had some BIG faith! Paul originally HATED Christians (even killed them!), but after accepting Christ, he spread the Gospel more than anyone (what a turn-around!). Once he changed his life, Paul had one goal and one goal only, [...]