The Prayers You Need Most Aren’t the Ones You’re Praying

Each of us has had his heart broken. Most of us have suffered betrayal. We have all felt the disorientation that comes with grief. Every last one of us has made decisions we wish could be undone. Thank God for prayer! Thank God for that intimate communion between the Designer and His little creations. Friends, … More The Prayers You Need Most Aren’t the Ones You’re Praying

Warmly Received

Think back with me. It’s a hot summer day in your childhood. As you lazily stare out the window, you wipe a tiny trickle of sweat from your forehead with the back of your hand. What am I going to do today? you wonder. Then suddenly—what’s that sound? A soft melody tinkles in the distance. … More Warmly Received

For All the Weary

Have you ever been weary? Not sleepy—but weary? Jesus doesn’t scold the weary for being weary. He doesn’t roll His eyes at us. He doesn’t secretly chuckle at our struggle. He doesn’t speak with a condescending, belittling tone. He says, “Come, My dear, dear child. Come to Me. Please.” … More For All the Weary

Jesus, the Perfect King

Psalm 72 is historically considered one of ten “royal psalms,” a prayerful hymn that addresses King David or one of his sons. Many translations of Scripture will provide the subheading “Of Solomon” or “Solomon’s Psalm,” suggesting that King Solomon actually penned this beauty, but modern scholars dispute this. The Septuagint, the earliest Greek translation of … More Jesus, the Perfect King

Identity Theft

“If we’re not set free from sin until we die, then Jesus isn’t our savior—death is.” —Georgian Banov Georgian’s quote above is one I like to revisit from time to time, as it puts life in perspective for me. I invite you to pause and reread his sentence slowly. Let the words marinate in your … More Identity Theft