Catch and Release

In Matthew 28, Jesus declares the ‘Great Commission’. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20 It is likely that you are familiar with this passage. […]

Loyal Or Devoted?

My brain has been playing it on a loop, like a constant reminder. It’s grabbed hold of me and won’t let me go. One word. Devoted. I’ve been stuck thinking about that one word from a recent book I read, Francis Chan’s ​Letters To The Church​. That isn’t even the central theme of the book, but […]

Stop and Yield

As long as I have been a Christian, God has been in the business of interrupting my life! Why? Because that’s what I signed up for when I asked him into my life. Late last fall, the Lord showed me a vision. I saw a piece of farm equipment, almost like a plow or tiller. […]

Are You Satisfied?

I’m not.  Satisfaction is temporary.  When you get hungry for dinner, you eat something.  You fill your stomach and you are satisfied, for a few hours.  Eventually, the hunger comes back and you need more.  It’s never ending.  We’ve done it our entire lives:  eat, get our fill, be satisfied, repeat. “I have come to […]