For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” – Philippians 1:21 Last night, my wife and I … Continue Reading A Christian Death Wish
First time preaching in a while. Thankful to be a help for a pastor who needed a coverage. My main … Continue Reading Tempted? Wash Your Face!: A Sermon
A few years ago I was heading to work in Manhattan. My typical commute involved a bus ride to the … Continue Reading “It’s Just Not Worth It…”
O LORD, God of my salvation, I cry out day and night before you. Let my prayer come before you; … Continue Reading Psalm 88’s Desperate Ending
Some words on fighting off past thoughts with the real and true promises of God
New Year Devotional – For all life’s difficulties, there’s something about January 1 that renews people’s hope. It symbolizes a … Continue Reading Our Perfect Resolution Keeper
It is a “gift” to us, for someone to know us, the real us, the us that doesn’t love well, the us that is full of flaws, to then still be loved by that someone.
We need to remember that we belong to God by Grace Alone. It’s not by our best works. Not by … Continue Reading The CHF Articles: What Does God Get?
I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.” You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant: ‘I will establish your offspring forever, and build your throne for all generations.’” Selah Let the heavens praise your wonders, O LORD, your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones! – Psalm 89:1-5
“So here I am, a redeemed sinner, a defeated victor, wrestling a little deeper with the idea of pastor ministry. I think about all that it implies…”
When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with … Continue Reading Advent Psalms: Psalm 126
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, … Continue Reading Advent Psalms: Psalm 80:1-7
Well… This is it. What begin on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 with our very first church service, came to a … Continue Reading The Last Church Plant Memoir: An End and a Beginning
Five weeks ago, something that I can only describe as miraculous happened. We held an honest to goodness church service … Continue Reading Communion Reunion: Church Plant Memoirs
Every Sunday before our current pandemic overtook us, I’d take my typical forty-minute Sunday drive from Staten Island into Manhattan … Continue Reading Church Spires and Water Towers
Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. This … Continue Reading And So It Begins…