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The Ultimate Yes

Is there a fire burning in you that will give you boldness in the face of a real threat? If someone gives you an escape from fatal harm if you will only denounce your faith, would you still say, “Yes, I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord?” The times in which we live require us […]

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when the struggle is real

You’re hanging on to God’s promise, but that which you believe for isn’t coming to pass…                               Do you give up?                                         […]

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it breaks my heart

I heard the sirens as the emergency vehicles sped through the neighborhood. The commotion only heightened with the arrival of several helicopters. This is never good, I thought. A couple blocks from my house is a small beach. Opposite a narrow channel of water leading to the great expanse of the James River, a more pristine […]

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it’s time to get your worship on!

So often during a time of praise and worship, I want to shout out to fellow worshipers, “Do you know to Whom we sing these praises? Can you see what is going down in heaven right now?” Let me lay some foundation with scripture, then I want to introduce you to two climatic moments: one […]

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though I walk through the valley

Tragedy strikes again.  To see the images of destruction in Moore, Oklahoma is to come to grips with just how small we are as humans and how frail our lives really are. Within the hour of the tornado’s wreaking havoc, I tuned in to the live stream telecast of the area’s local news channel and […]

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His suffering, my peace

He suffered.  Our Lord Jesus suffered.  Even before the scourging and crucifixion, the immense stress of that dark hour was evident in His sweating drops of blood as He prayed in the garden. The blood flow, that would run its full course and cover the sins of all mankind and for all time, began as […]

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