-Who He Is

Who is He to you?

God identified Himself as the “I AM” to the Israelites. This is what YHWH or “Yahweh” means. But it’s more than just a name. To the Israelites, a name was the summary of a person’s character and very reason for existence. For God, this is the summary of all that He is for us! Therefore, …

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All He Was - Christmas version

All He was BEFORE He was laid in the manger

I redid the lyric video for “All He Was” and I want to share it before Christmas. Jesus was the baby in the manger. The hero of the story. And Christmas was His entry point into our story. But that’s not where the story began. Like always, there was backstory.

Finally understanding faith after years of questions

Faith. For many years I have struggled with this word. Decades ago, I witnessed church leaders turn faith into a work — something that Christians are supposed to work to create and grow and obtain. Christians were condemned if they appeared not to have enough faith according to someone’s apparently random measure of judgment.  These …

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Trust’s foundation makes all the difference when you walk through fire

Another lesson in trust… “Is God going to answer my prayer and grant my request? The Bible says not to doubt, and others are saying that they’re believing that it’ll happen. But how do they know? And do they really know or do they mean that they’re just hoping God will move the way they …

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Celebrating in the darkness is only possible when you know the Hero

I am going to repost this again, just because it seems like more people than ever are looking for hope this Christmas. Perhaps you, whoever you are, are wondering this: How can we reconcile celebration with everything that is happening? To me, the answer is simply because everything that’s wrong with the world illustrates how …

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Why we celebrate, even as the world falls apart around us

December 2016.  The once-great city of Aleppo, jewel of the Ottoman Empire and home to 2 million not all that long ago (think Houston, TX for size), is in its death throws as massive evacuations continue. In South America, Venezuela is in total upheaval after the most-used currency bill has suddenly been declared no longer valid, …

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