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

On Preaching, Teaching, and Prayer

Here is a great little anecdote from Charles Spurgeon for those of you preaching and teaching this Sunday.  "When a poor man was breaking granite by the roadside, he was down on his knees while he gave his blows, and a minister passing by said, 'Ah, my friend, here you are at your hard work. … Continue reading On Preaching, Teaching, and Prayer

The Wingfeather Saga

The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson Over the last three years, I have fallen in love with the world of Aerwiar.  Oh that’s right, you probably don’t even know what the world of Aerwiar is do you?  That means you don’t know what a toothy cow or a Fang of Dang is either.  You haven’t … Continue reading The Wingfeather Saga

The Great Sacrifice

To be honest, I have never really been one to think that much about Memorial Day. That is a tough confession to make. I guess you could chalk it up to youthful apathy, or self-absorption. I know that I was supposed to take time to reflect on the wars and sacrifices of many Americans. But, … Continue reading The Great Sacrifice

Summer Family Time

I am just stepping into the world of parenting real people (I know babies are real people, but now that they can walk, talk, and think for themselves the task is going to a whole new level). There are many things that I want to do with my children and there are many things that … Continue reading Summer Family Time

The Cost of Being a Shepherd

Are you a pastor? Do you aspire to be a pastor? Here is a word of encouragement for you today. "Prepare yourselves, then, to see and suffer many things with which you would rather be unacquainted. Experiences which would be unnecessary to you personally will become your portion if the Lord uses you for the … Continue reading The Cost of Being a Shepherd

New Old Books

The development of the Kindle, the iPad, and other eReaders has lead to an eruption of reading.  One of the things that is exciting is that now many old books are becoming more easily available at an inexpensive price.  Deep Roots Library exists to make old books available in new formats.  Go to their website … Continue reading New Old Books