Lent 2021, Day 2 | Psalm 119:5-8

The life of faith is mired with possibilities. It can feel at times that there are too many options for how God may want us to go.

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Lent 2020 | Day 11: “Journey”

Our focus for today will be that of “journey.” Several years ago, I attended a youth retreat. During one of the breakout sessions, a friend of mine was leading a small group discussion on the idea of “packing for the journey.” It was a reference to preparing to take your faith more seriously. To live […]

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Lent 2020 | Day 3: “Command”

The focus for Day 3 will be “command.” One of my favorite moments that took place in Jesus’s ministry was when he encountered the Centurion (Matthew 8:5-12). The man comes to Jesus and asks him to heal his servant. And as Jesus says that he will, he says that he will go with the centurion […]

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Lent 2019 | Day 32: Steady

On Friday, I rode with my father to visit one of his friends. A pastor he has known for over thirty years. What I did not know was that I was going to meet a giant in the kingdom. Pastor Tracy Hipps serves as the Executive Director of Christian Service Mission. CSM is an amazing […]

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In Honor of Dr. Ralph Lightsey: “He Stirred the Gift within Me”

I found out this evening that the father of a friend died yesterday afternoon. It was not unexpected. He had been under hospice care. The news of Dr. Ralph Lightsey’s passing brought two memories to my mind. The first was hearing him preach in the church I attended and would later serve as associate pastor. […]

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