The Source of Satisfaction

As the excitement of Christmas fades and the New Year dawns, our attention is turned toward the open chapter before us.  We plan, set goals, and dream about the potential “better” of the months to come.  Yet, despite our hopes and good intentions the truth is we have no idea what lies ahead.  Perhaps thisContinue reading “The Source of Satisfaction”

The Word Became Flesh: A Christmas Poem 

(John 1:1-14) Before time began he was.   Eternal, uncreated, only begotten son of God, Jesus Christ, our Lord.  From everlasting to everlasting he has been and will be.  Creator of all, all was made by him and for him.   Seated on his throne, he is the forever King.  Eternal majesty and glory were his beforeContinue reading “The Word Became Flesh: A Christmas Poem “

Rich in Deed

This past June marked four years since the advent of my reading addiction.  It began innocently enough with the goal of reading one book per month but this craze has now culminated to a point of madness.  Case in point: I frequently find myself reading 3 (sometimes more!) books at a time and endlessly addingContinue reading “Rich in Deed”

That We Should Suffer

“The problem with dogs is they do dog things.”  This is a comical (and true!) saying from the father of one of my best friends.  As a runner I’m not an overly huge fan of dogs and this statement perfectly sums up my thoughts regarding that species!  Happily, on my morning run yesterday there wereContinue reading “That We Should Suffer”

The Goodness of the Hard

Today as my daughter neared the end of her 45 minute morning run she reported to me that she was, “hungry, thirsty, and sweaty.”  Pedaling alongside her I answered back, “That’s a good way to be at the end of a run.”  I found myself envious of her at that moment and thought to myself,Continue reading “The Goodness of the Hard”

Unpopular: Male and Female He Created Them

“Did God really say?”  Oh, those four dreadful words; the catalyst for the fall of man and the demise of our society today.  After all, isn’t that how all deception begins- with the questioning of the word of God?  It seems our rebellious hearts just can’t accept that God meant what He said.  We haveContinue reading “Unpopular: Male and Female He Created Them”

Unpopular: Every Good and Perfect Gift

Oh the nature of mankind.  Hasn’t that been the debate for the past several millennia? Countless scholars, philosophers, and theologians have written on this subject and yet confusion still exists on this matter, even among Christians.   I understand the appeal of wanting to believe we are innately good, and that humankind is by and largeContinue reading “Unpopular: Every Good and Perfect Gift”

Unpopular: Made New, Not Better

For those of you following this series, this post piggy-backs off my previous post and echoes in part the theme of an article I wrote earlier this year on the topic of humanism (you can find that article at simplydevoted.net).  For those who are just joining, I wrote last week that the mission of followingContinue reading “Unpopular: Made New, Not Better”