He Set His Face

“When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Lk 9:51). I love that text. Jesus had a goal and nothing – absolutely nothing – was going to keep Him from fulfilling His mission. Very few of us will set our face to go anywhere. […]

Snow Days

Snow covers the ground here in southern Virginia. The sun is out, there’s not a cloud in the sky, and the scene is absolutely beautiful. School is out, and my family is home. We’re safe, we’re warm, we’re dry, and we have full stomachs. We’ve been at home since we came home from worship Sunday […]

We the People

“The Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will” (Dan 4:32) Jesus to Pilate: “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not […]

Personal Update

My purpose in writing this blog is firmly to put my struggles (and yours) in a context of Christian discipleship. No matter what happens, no matter what my future holds, no matter what struggles I face, God reigns in heaven above and He calls me – and you – to follow His Son. I have […]

Five Blessings of God’s Love

“God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16) “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom 5:8) “In this is love, not that we have loved God but […]