Psalm 139: Father holds hand of child

We like to read Psalm 139 as a reminder of how God feels towards us. This famous passage talks about God’s heart for us. It paints a picture that brings theology alive and has been comforting to shamed souls for centuries. It is a beautiful piece of writing that is marked in our Bibles and quoted heavily in church literature…

Burned and forged

We all know difficult times. We somehow slip into them just to get stuck. Flaming arrows surge from all directions and our body threatens to collapse. Old wounds get ripped open and forgotten pain comes back full force. We scream and wrestle but there is no way out. It’s like being trapped in a pit where we can see the…

We need to plunge into our dreams yet stay grounded in reality.

In our early twenties, the world is wide and free. It’s full of opportunity and hope. Our ideals trump our experience and we join our heroes in the fight for a better world. Our lives will be great for we’ve seen the future in our dreams. But our fathers only smile and shake their heads. They once had dreams as…

I sometimes feel I should have been born in the times of the Old Testament, warring with a battle ax against the forces of darkness and the heathens of the world. I would have joined David and his mighty men fighting injustice and unholiness with the sword. We would have annihilated evil from society and collected the foreskins of thousands…

Your lives best chapter is yet to come

Our life has a beginning and an end. Like the cover of a book, they are the absolute boundaries of our earthly existence. We can’t impact them nor can we change them. We have no control over the culture we were born to nor our upbringing and the values that build our identity. Up to this day, our own book…

During our honeymoon, my wife and I took a road trip to Niagra Falls. We ate out almost every meal. It was a dream at first. We would stop wherever we felt like it, feasted, and moved on. But over time, something very interesting happened. Eating out became normal. I still remember the place it hit me for the first…

Tears for our brothers and friends who go to hell

I want to tell you about three guys close enough to my heart to call them brothers. They are all from different walks of life, come from different cultures and they all have different values and belief systems. We are thousands of miles apart but our souls are still knit together. My first brother is a Muslim. I’ve known him…

The Romans murdered Peter in Nero’s circus. Andrew was stoned and crucified. James, the leader of the church in Jerusalem, was pushed off the temple by the religious leaders, survived the fall, stoned and eventually killed him with a club. James, son of Zebedee, was beheaded. Thomas was struck with a lance. Paul, author a large part of the New…

Christian ready to go to battle

How many boys do you know that pursue weakness? They all want adventures and fighting. They like soldiers, swords, and Samson. It’s only when they get older that they start hiding their god-given desires to fight. Boys are shamed into weakness. Their passionate hearts are quenched by the pressure to be civilized and “nice”. It’s hard enough that culture tells…

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