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Consider the Ant

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! – Proverbs 6:6

It started about two months ago during the drought: an unrelenting parade of tiny ants in our master bathroom. They first were there for water, so when rainy season started, I expected them to find their way back outside, where they could eat and drink to their (more…)

Apathy and the Church

Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. – Revelation 2:5

If I told you the modern church suffers from apathy, would you care?

Take a look around you next time you go to church – whenever that (more…)

It’s Okay Not to be Okay

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. – Ephesians 6:2

Most of us put a bit of time into getting ready for church – primping, dressing, making sure we look like our brood is the poster family for Christianity. We put our church faces on and we smile. As people pass us and politely ask how we are, (more…)

Owning Your Faith

And Joash did what was right in the eyes of the Lord all the days of Jehoiada the priest . . . Now after the death of Jehoiada the princes of Judah came and paid homage to the king. Then the king listened to them. And they abandoned the house of the Lord, the God of their fathers, and served the (more…)

The Battle for the Souls of Our Youth

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. – Ephesians 6:12

There is a battle for the souls of our youth. It is a battle being fought – and lost – in our families and churches. (more…)