Presence of God (repost)

This devotional was originally published on October 15, 2020.Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.— Psalm 51:11 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In...

You Are Loved

Dating stresses me out. It’s all the uncertainty and vulnerability that comes along with making yourself available to a person whose intentions you can’t trust. On the first date, she knows something he doesn’t: whether or not there is going to be a second date. I...

Step One (repost)

This devotional was originally published on July 26, 2018.When I played football as a kid, our coach would have us sit on the floor in the locker room before games. Our one job during this time was to imagine ourselves running plays perfectly in our minds. He would...

Meeting the Standard

I have always felt that if there was a standard, I should meet it. This belief has not served me well. I learned early on that adults are very inconsistent in setting and enforcing standards. Every adult expected something different, and even the personal standards of...

Fight For Each Other

It’s no secret that relationships are hard. A healthy relationship requires two people fighting for each other every day. A thousand enemies are coming at you and your spouse. Work, emotions, health, money, lust, kids, complacency, and time are all being used to...

Read the Signs

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to...