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
I preached this sermon on December 30, 2018. If you happen to give it a listen, I hope you find … Continue Reading New Year’s Remembrances: A Sermon
I think we can all agree that there is not a more popular writer on Christ Hold Fast than Chad … Continue Reading The CHF Articles: I’m Not Chad Bird
So, Father’s Day is here again. I’m sorry, but I just can’t be excited about it. Maybe it’s because of … Continue Reading Just Another Father’s Day…
Nothing like talking about weight loss! I get so tired of being fat. A few years ago, I “slimmed down” to roughly 230 … Continue Reading Just 10 More Pounds…
“Life is a journey” We hear that a lot. From TV and movies, to fluffy little news pieces, to quaint concise sayings … Continue Reading A Journey, The Struggle, And Encouragement
Is it possible that we make an idol out of loving God? I wrote last week on the concept of … Continue Reading Loving God or Creating an Idol?
We’d like to think sin is hidden away where no one can see it, but it’s not. It’s not simply … Continue Reading On The Edge Of Sin
(Originally written in 2015 – and sadly still relevant for me too) As I began this post, It’s the Saturday … Continue Reading Me Too…
Help me understand. While I don’t necessarily agree with the manner of how things unfolded in this recent controversy over a … Continue Reading How Do We Move Forward?
Sometimes you reflex(yes, RE-FLEX!) back to old habits or ways of doing things. I had a moment like that when not long … Continue Reading God, The Devil or . . .
And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, … Continue Reading “Perish” The Thought
There is a tendency for those of us who’ve been burned-or flat out abused-by a church experience to almost violently … Continue Reading Grace Encourages…
I am a hypocrite. For so many reasons that I don’t care to mention, it’s what I am. Right now, … Continue Reading Hypocrisy From A Hypocrite (or Just Another Nut Talking!)
I haven’t had many golden memories of my life, but as they come to mind, they often help me consider … Continue Reading Moving Closer: Church Life
So I was considering a sermon I heard recently about “rest.” Specifically, resting in Christ and how by our very nature, … Continue Reading Stop! Rest! It’s OK!