Month: April 2020

Don’t Trip

Doubt is a terrible companion. It is not like any other emotion. Generally speaking, emotions create a specific response. When sad, we cry. When mad, we yell. When happy, we laugh. When frustrated, we complain. What do we do when we doubt? We don’t… Continue Reading “Don’t Trip”

Hello Doubt

Over the last several days, as the talk of reopening the state has begun to grab attention, an emotion, more deceptive than fear, has started impacting our psyches. Its name is doubt. Doubt is married to fear. They usually do not leave home without… Continue Reading “Hello Doubt”

Hello Fear

What do we do when we are afraid? To answer that question, we need to know what is scaring us. Different fears create different reactions. For instance, if we are afraid of… The dark, we turn on a light. Losing our job, we look… Continue Reading “Hello Fear”

Floaties & Strangers

One day, when my oldest son was 4 years old, we were playing together at a pool. He still did not know how to swim, but as long as he had Floaties on his arms, he was fearless. He would jump into the water… Continue Reading “Floaties & Strangers”

Blinded

I have people in my circle of influence who do not understand the relationship I have with Jesus Christ. It burdens me. It actually makes my heart sad. I want them to know the spiritual truths that have set me free. I want them… Continue Reading “Blinded”

Is it Safe?

Have you heard the chatter? There is talk that our nation is preparing to reopen. The lifting or modification of some of the Stay at Home orders is creating both excitement and anxiety. Isn’t it interesting how the news brings both hope and worry?… Continue Reading “Is it Safe?”

Light for Today

Isaiah was an Old Testament prophet. He served the Lord through some of the most uncertain times in Israel’s history. Politically the nation was in constant turmoil. Economically the people were suffering. Public safety was at an all time low because of threats from… Continue Reading “Light for Today”

I Can’t Hear

Sometimes, the hardest voice to hear is God’s. People think I never have a problem hearing from God, but that’s not true. I can think of three reasons why I can’t hear God’s voice sometimes: God does not scream. His voice does not drown… Continue Reading “I Can’t Hear”

Marathon Fear

Fear can paralyze us. I remember watching a video of the bombs exploding at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. I was amazed as I watched the people’s reactions near the explosions. Most people ran away from the explosions. A loud boom…smoke…sirens…yelling. A… Continue Reading “Marathon Fear”

The Uninvited Guest

I received a nasty email last week. Don’t feel sorry for me. I get disagreeable emails occasionally. It comes with the privilege of being a pastor. I only bring this one up because of the circumstances going on in our world. The person who… Continue Reading “The Uninvited Guest”

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