A Closer Walk: Jar of Clay With Cross of Christ

Ever wonder why God gave us something as awesome as a new heart, the power of Himself in the form of the Holy Spirit, and then stuck all that great mightiness in this flawed and flimsy jar of clay? Why’d He do that? I mean, God could have fixed it so we’d never struggle again,…

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A Closer Walk: Standing Barefoot With My Failures At The Cross

Some of us in the church are so quick to spread the sins and failures of others, aren’t we? We love to talk, especially about the latest dudes who blew it. It might be the kid who was just arrested for dealing drugs. The next door neighbor’s unmarried daughter, who we just discovered is pregnant.…

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Beloved Prodigal… (Part 3 ~ Storms To Come)

Jesus said quite clearly, “Count the cost.” Believe me—those are words I now hold very sacred. When Jesus says to you, “Follow me.” He is not asking you to live in a hothouse full of roses. He is calling you to your own cross. And, your “cross” is not a pretty piece of jewelry around…

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For Judas and The Thief

“…What shall I do with this man you call your King?” They shouted back, “Crucify him!” Mark 15:12-13 My enemy came to me today, I wanted to turn and walk away! “Who does he think he is?” I said. A Voice, from deep within me, pled… “He is another for whom I’ve died, Like you,…

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My Cross

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Psalm 51:1 KJV ~~~ In all my woe I ran to Man Hoping for successful plan “Show me options, and a way, To fix my broken life today.” ~~~ But nothing could they do…

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