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Groom and bride holding hands on hill top.

Friday Devotions - Bride of Christ

My daughter got married a few weeks ago. As weddings go, there is a lot of preparation and planning that goes into them, especially for the bride. Being the father of the bride, I gained a different perspective of all that goes into this special day. We didn’t just wake up one morning and go get married. Everything has been planned out for months in advance. With all this preparation for a wedding, it got me thinking about us as Christians, the Church, as the bride of Christ.

Thursday Thought-Listening as Spiritual Hospitality

Listening is much more than allowing another to talk while waiting for a chance to respond. Listening is paying full attention to others and welcoming them into our very beings. The beauty of listening is that those who are listened to start feeling accepted, start taking our words more seriously and discovering their true selves.

Tuesday Truth

"The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply."-Stephen Covey

Thursday Thought - Follow Your Guide

Shortly after I graduated college and my sister-in-law graduated high school, we decided to take a road trip together. 2 Girls, 7 states, one tent, and a trusty Honda Accord took off on a weeklong trek. We learned a tough lesson about always following the map on that trip...

runner running on the road in blue shoes

Tuesday Truth - Your Steps

As a runner, I have learned to value the strength in my legs and every step I take. One verse that always had a special place in my heart can be found in Proverbs 16: 9, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.” But you don’t need to be a runner to value and appreciate this verse.

Friday Devotional - Different Seasons

Have you ever felt like God changes His mind about what He is asking you to do? Back in February 2022, I led devotions and talked about how I felt that God was asking me to go into a season of rest and margin. A season of strategic yes's and more “no”s than usual.