God is For You, Not Against You

“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” (2 Kings 6:16 NIV) The prophet Elisha could see what his own servant couldn’t see: God was for them, not against them. When the army of the king of Aram surrounded the city in order toContinue reading “God is For You, Not Against You”

Rise After Falling

“The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” (Job 1:21 NIV) I’m a firm believer in God’s power to resurrect anything and anyone (just read Rise Again!). But for Him to do that He often allows us to experience a death of sorts. There are probablyContinue reading “Rise After Falling”

Time is Not the Enemy

He has made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV) When England’s handsome Prince William didn’t propose sooner to his then long time girlfriend, Kate Middleton, she was ungraciously nicknamed “Waity Kaitie.” On their engagement interview, however, William explained that his decision to wait was an opportunity for Kate to see if that’s the kindContinue reading “Time is Not the Enemy”

Lord of Life

“I am the resurrection and the life.” (John 11:25 NIV) There’s a common theme in every resurrection story we read about in the Bible. After funeral arrangements were made and some of the dead were ready to be buried (or were already buried), Jesus came along and disrupted the funeral progression. The son of theContinue reading “Lord of Life”

Look to the Son

Those who look to Him are radiant with joy; their faces shall never be ashamed. (Psalm 34:5 BSB) Visiting the sunflower fields around this time of year has become a favorite tradition of mine. Besides the beautiful bright fields, which I love to capture, I’m always in awe of how the sunflowers face the directionContinue reading “Look to the Son”

God May be Silent, but He is Still Working

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. (Genesis 1:1-2 NIV) We live in a social media world where we’re quick to share almost anything to the point that we’ve forgotten about the importance of patience andContinue reading “God May be Silent, but He is Still Working”

Count Your Blessings

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3 NIV) We’re all blessed in different ways. But what amazes me the most is that the people we consider to be more blessed than others are usuallyContinue reading “Count Your Blessings”