English Class and the Gospel

English Class and the Gospel

English Class and the Gospel   I was saved after my 9th grade English class. Truth be told, it was quite a bit later. However, looking back now, there were glimpses of the Gospel even back in Mrs. Taylor’s freshman English Class. This class is where I first heard...
Romans 1-4: A Foreign Righteousness

Romans 1-4: A Foreign Righteousness

Romans 1-4: A Foreign Righteousness   Our church has been studying the book of Romans for the past eleven weeks. We have finished “part one” of the book, and will now be taking a break for the next two Sundays to cover the events of Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and...
Chronic Pain and the Gospel

Chronic Pain and the Gospel

Chronic Pain and the Gospel   Definition of Chronic Pain: An ever-present experience of distressing and sometimes debilitating physical pain that invades one’s body and severely impacts every single aspect of that person’s life (my definition). When I was asked...
Discipline and Punishment: Know the Difference

Discipline and Punishment: Know the Difference

Discipline and Punishment: Know the Difference   How would you explain the difference between punishment and discipline? You have likely heard attempts to clarify the differences between the two, but if you’re like me, you may still find it slightly difficult to...
Finding Rest in the Messiah

Finding Rest in the Messiah

Finding Rest in the Messiah   “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28 I love an unexpected snow day. There is just something about the quiet and beauty in a fresh dusting of snow that invites us to rest. Have you...
Willful Seasonal Amnesia

Willful Seasonal Amnesia

Willful Seasonal Amnesia     It happens every year—football season begins, the weather starts to cool, and Thanksgiving comes and goes; then enters the sentimentalism and nostalgia of the Christmas season. By the middle of November I see “baby...