Be Still and Be Certain

It feels like just yesterday that I was wiring reviews for Easter books in 2021, but somehow it’s that time of year again. Finding new and good material for you devotional life at Easter isn’t always easy. Many Easter devotionals just cover the same ground and don’t necessarily bring anything new. But, I am excitedContinue reading “Be Still and Be Certain”

Insecurities, shame, regret and why we hide

We all have things we regret in life. Most of us, if not all of us, have probably done something that causes us to feel guilty and ashamed. We’ve done things that we try to cover up. We don’t want people to see the ‘real me’ so we run, we hide and we shut ourselvesContinue reading “Insecurities, shame, regret and why we hide”

Suffering, Theology, God and Truth

There are just so many books out there, I could spend all of my days reading and writing reviews and there still wouldn’t be enough time. Here are a few shorter recommendations for you of books that I think can be useful for you, my dear readers. I’ve even been nice and put them inContinue reading “Suffering, Theology, God and Truth”

Teach Them Young

It’s important for children to learn eternal truths that will carry them through the ups and downs of life from the beginning. Children need to be taught the hope of the gospel and the difference that Jesus makes in a persons’ life. This means teaching them the Bible, sound theology and teaching them about peopleContinue reading “Teach Them Young”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Christmas is just around the corner. I know, I know, it is still October. However, in the blink of an eye we’ll be buying a Christmas tree and preparing to gather with people to sing some carols and celebrate the birth of Jesus. But it’s easy to get caught up in the presents, the food,Continue reading “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”

Understanding Esther, 1 Corinthians and James

One of my great privileges as a pastor is to preach from God’s Word. I spend a lot of time in God’s Word as I prepare sermons, write Bible studies, disciple people and go on pastoral visits, etc. Spending time in the Bible is a precious gift that every Christian should enjoy. And as weContinue reading “Understanding Esther, 1 Corinthians and James”

I’m Praying for You

We all know that familiar saying “I’m praying for you”. Walk through church halls and you’ll hear it a lot. It’s shows up at the end of text messages, and in cards that come through the post. But how much does it really happen? It’s an easy phrase to roll off the tip of theContinue reading “I’m Praying for You”

Couch Companions…

It is an absolute joy to write book reviews for a number of publishers and authors. I regularly get sent books that I wish I could go into great depth about and share with you all. But, time is not on my side. Because of that lack of time, and the ever growing ‘to read’Continue reading “Couch Companions…”

Journal each sermon…

I have written before on the topic of taking notes during a sermon, why I think it’s helpful and a few suggestions on different ways to approach notes. I have also written about ways to help you remember what you read in your personal devotions and little tips that might help you out. Every nowContinue reading “Journal each sermon…”