Have you ever texted God? You know, when you send up a quick prayer in the middle of something else, like you'd text a friend. "Hey, God, I can't find my keys and we have to leave in 5 minutes. Please give me clarity!!" "God, You are so good!! Thank you!!" "How do I reach … Continue reading Are You Texting God?
It's a privilege, Lord To talk to You in prayer You bend your ear And listen there My filthy soul You see as clean All because of Christ in me I know this is the third poem in a row, so if you don't like poetry, sorry, haha. If you do like poetry, then here's … Continue reading The Privilege of Prayer
"In fact, according to the Torah, almost everything is purified with blood; indeed, without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." Hebrews 9:22 CJB I often forget that it should have been my blood shed upon the cross. But my blood couldn't have atoned for my sin, because I am not a spotless lamb, … Continue reading The Shedding of Perfect Blood
I just read a really, really, really good post called Faith and Doubt (and how they coexist) at Rethink. You should go read it. Then you can read my thoughts on it. It starts off with a great hook: I’d bet that at some point every person has had some doubts about their faith. But … Continue reading Doubting Doubts Gives Us Faith
Disclaimer: I originally wrote this sometime in late September, but apparently forgot about until now. Enjoy! Last year, when we went to Ohio, it was a rather mashed together, spontaneous, more-stressful-than-necessary trip. So, once we got home, my dad started immediately planning the next year's (this year's) trip. We called up friends and got dates … Continue reading When Things Don’t Go As Planned…
I am not a sports person. I run 20 feet and my chest is on fire and I'm sore for the next day. So, Paul's admonition to Timothy on physical vs spiritual training never has had much meaning to me. Of course I'm going to read my Bible more than train for sports! I … Continue reading Physical Training
This post was written during my stepdad's sermon at our synagogue on Yom T'ruah, so it's a mixture of convictions, insights, and sermon notes. Please listen to the actual message too, which I've linked to twice now in the same paragraph. You're welcome. Sh'nah Tovah! (Happy New Year!) The blessing of a new year is not to … Continue reading Sh’nah Tovah!