Light for the Lost Boy by Andrew Peterson

In the summer after I graduated high school, I worked as an intern for my church.  One of my duties was to clean out the youth closet (The interns that we have now still clean out the youth closet every summer.  It was such a theological experience, I feel like it should continue). There was … Continue reading Light for the Lost Boy by Andrew Peterson

Faith and Butterfly Wings

Yesterday Knox and I were going on a special mission.  I was determined to move a big rock in my yard to a permanent location down at the creek near the museum.  However, the rock was not as light as I had remembered it. Actually, I could only roll it, and there was no way … Continue reading Faith and Butterfly Wings

Enjoy the Journey

Recently, I went up to Stone Mountain State Park with High School Students, our youth interns, and some adults for a little hike. It was a great time hanging out and trekking through some of God’s wonderful creation. By the power of his word, God created the world and by the power of His word … Continue reading Enjoy the Journey

Vacation Bible School

For as long as I can remember, one of my summer rituals has been going to Vacation Bible School (VBS). For many years, I attended as a student. I looked forward to the recreation time and the red Kool-aid and butter cookies for snack. I would have never bought those cookie for myself if I … Continue reading Vacation Bible School

A Few Good Books…Something for Everyone

I have tried to keep a number of books on hand to read. Here are a few that I have read over the last several months. Some of these may be helpful to you and others not. The Soul Winner by Charles H. Spurgeon - This was a book that was recommended by Mark Dever … Continue reading A Few Good Books…Something for Everyone

Beware the Numbness

Earlier today, I went on an adventure with several teenage students from our church. It wasn't necessarily a wild and crazy adventure to the wiles and unknown of this world. We went to a little section of greenway located conveniently behind the property of our church. However, where there are a few trails, cliffs, and … Continue reading Beware the Numbness

Follow Me, I Will Make You…

Christians are unfinished. You cannot wait until you think you are ready to follow Christ, because you will never be ready. You will never be fit to follow the Lord. You will never be worthy to be His Child, if you wait until you have made yourself that. When Christ calls us, he calls us … Continue reading Follow Me, I Will Make You…

The Equipment of Prayer

David McIntyre  says that "the equipment for the inner life of prayer is simple, if not always easily secured. It consists particularly of a quiet place, a quiet hour and a quiet heart."  To have good time of prayer, it seems that all three of these need to be secured. 1. A Quiet Place: This … Continue reading The Equipment of Prayer

The Gospel is for Children, Too!

Everyone loves to hear a good story about a changed life - sinner to saint, drug dealer to preacher, or a terrorist to evangelist. These stories capture our attention and make us think about the powerful message of Christ. The Apostle Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus in Acts is one of the most … Continue reading The Gospel is for Children, Too!

Cultivating a Life of Prayer

I recently started reading the book The Hidden Life of Prayer by David McIntyre as a part of Tim Challies “Reading Classics Together”.  You read one Chapter a week, make notes, think of application, and then add to the comments on Tim Challies blog (he posts about the book every Thursday).  It is a great … Continue reading Cultivating a Life of Prayer