So many of you braved the Black Friday sales this year? Though I haven’t gone since I’ve had kids (it’s not as easy to elbow your way to the good stuff with two heavyweights dragging you down), I’ve seen my share of Black Friday drama. In fact, my wife almost got mauled by a shopping […]Read more "Black Friday (Finding Meaning in the Madness)"
“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” – Theodore Roosevelt If I were to name the one season of my life where daily Bible reading became not just a daily activity, but an essential moment of each day that my heart absolutely craved – it would be […]Read more "X – “X Marks the Spot”: How to Mine Treasure from God’s Word"
Celebrating Work Happy Labor Day, everyone! This is a day set apart to reflect on the work of our hands, to rest from our daily toil and labor, and to celebrate the way God has blessed our work. Of course, work is typically something we dread, not something we celebrate! But if we look to […]Read more "A Theology of Work"
“My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” Psalm 45:1 _______________________ “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 […]Read more "Saturday Scriptures for the Writer’s Soul"
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord Himself, is the Rock eternal.” Isaiah 26:3-4Read more "Saturday Scripture – Source of Strength"
Now that The Artistic Christian has been around for a complete year, I’ve realized two things. First, I love discussing the arts from a Christian perspective and simply must continue. And two, I really need to start a Devotional Blog! For those of you who have been faithful readers, you know that I’m […]Read more "Introducing My Companion Blog!"
If I were asked to sum up the rich meaning of Christmas in one word, it would be “Emmanuel.” This year, more than any other, I’ve found myself surrounded by this name in Christmas songs and on Christmas cards, and I just haven’t been able to keep my mind off of reflecting on […]Read more "Emmanuel – Christmas in a Nutshell"
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns.’” Isaiah 52:7Read more "Saturday Scripture – “How Beautiful”"
When we stop and reflect on the countless ways the Lord has blessed us, it leaves us with an overwhelming sense of gratitude, and our hearts overflow with joy. Meditate on this for a moment, and consider this: What are you most thankful for today?Read more "Saturday Scripture – Overwhelming Blessings"