Before the age of 7, he lost his mother to tuberculosis. Before he reached 12, his father had him traveling the seas. By the time he was 18, the British Navy pressed him into service. At 23, he was involved in the slave trade—first as a sailor, then as a captain—until his health forced him… Continue reading Transformed in Christ: Scripture Writing Plan December 2022
What abundance do you currently enjoy? If you are able to eat three meals a day, live in a relatively comfortable space, and wear clothes (and shoes), you already have abundantly more than many people in the world. God did not make physical prosperity a temperature gauge for spiritual health. If He had, then the… Continue reading Abundance: Scripture Writing Plan November 2022
Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord;his going out is sure as the dawn;he will come to us as the showers,as the spring rains that water the earth.Hosea 6.3, ESV Completing a course of study does not make one an "expert" on that subject; it simply makes a person more knowledgable in that subject.… Continue reading Seek and You Shall Find: Scripture Writing Plan August 2022
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and deathRomans 8.1-2 I have been set free. In studying the holocaust, I have often wondered… Continue reading I Am Free
True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare. G.K. Chesterton Contentment is not inherited, it is learned. Most people discover—at a very young age—that they cannot have everything they want, but… Continue reading Learning Contentment: Scripture Writing Plan May 2022
If I have a cup full of coffee, but need water, would it be easier to… a) dump out the cup of coffee and fill it with water? OR b) pour water into the coffee until there’s a higher concentration of water than coffee? As someone who loves coffee, I’m not a fan of watered-down… Continue reading Filled With Christ: Scripture Writing Plan February 2022
"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil."Ephesians 5.14-15 In 2019, our family spent a lovely week exploring Arches National Park. We decided to visit the famous "Delicate Arch" (ubiquitously seen on most Utah license plates). While the hike was not… Continue reading Walking in Wisdom: January 2022 Scripture Writing Plan
The end of another year is swiftly approaching. Articles and social media feeds will soon overflow with the intentions/resolutions/words for the New Year. It leaves me wondering how many people are continuing to carry out those plans they initiated this past January? Do they make a strong finish or do they even remember what they… Continue reading Finishing Strong: December 2021 Scripture Writing Plan
As we've navigated this pandemic (along with the corresponding quarantine, economic nosedive, and educational scramble), there have been boatloads of information and misinformation served with steaming sides of anger, self-righteousness, and superiority.
Before you speak, hit send, type a message, share a post, or assume the worst about anybody, listen to the words of James: Be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger..."
"If I am to love the Lord my God with all my mind, there will not be room in it for carnality, for pride, for anxiety, for the love of myself. How can the mind be filled with the love of the Lord and have space left over for things like that?" ~ Elisabeth Elliot… Continue reading Set Your Mind: Scripture Writing Plan for January 2020