Comfort and Joy

In the church my dad attended years ago they loved singing: The Comforter has come, the Comforter has come! The Holy Ghost from Heav’n, the Father’s promise giv’n; Oh, spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found— The Comforter has come!    Frank Bottome 1890 God is near to comfort. But if we look to…

Unpacking Boxes – Video

Here is my weekly video devotional. May you be blessed as you also unpack the boxes of your life.

Unpacking Boxes

And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Luke 11:2 ESV On mornings when I struggle to know what to pray I go back to the beginning of this prayer. Because we ate still unpacking from our recent move it is easy to think our “Real…

What are Your Plans?

I loved the scene from the film “Evan Almighty” when Evan (Steve Carell) tells God “But I have my plans!) then God (Morgan Freeman) laughs and responds, “Your plans?” I laugh every time because it is a conversation I have silently had with God on so many occasions. “But I planned to sing a song,…

Really Free

In my capacity as a pastor I have had the opportunity to visit a few people who have served time in prison. Two of those men needed a ride home on the day of their release. As we rode in the car neither of those guys called, “Wait! Stop the car! I want to go…