Living the Resilient Life

3 Reasons We Should Look for God in the Ordinary

Sensing Jesus: Life & Ministry as a Human Being by Zach Eswine is part of my current reading. The book is a memoir of sorts. Throughout the book, Zach gives the reader a realistic, human view of a life of ministry in the local church. Zack writes about “seeking to grow in loving God and […]

3 Ways To Overcome The Fear That Is Holding You Back From Your Dreams

In his writing, John Acuff has written about punching fear in the face. He meant we cannot let our fears stop us from living our dreams. Recently Matt McWilliams put up a blog post called How To Finally Have a Breakthrough. He wrote that you have to “Act in spite of fear.” For far too […]

God’s Work, My Response

A few days ago, I was looking back through my thoughts from past devotional time as I worked through Romans. I happened upon a reflection based on Romans 3:21-31. I am using the Daily Quiet Time Bible. In the section Applying the Word, this question is asked: “In what ways might you feel or act […]

An Unwelcome Intruder: Two Reflections on Death

As a Navy Chaplain, I have the unfortunate privilege of presiding over memorial services for fallen Marines. Wednesday is such an occasion. I will lead my Marines, Sailors and the family in celebrating the life and mourning the death of a young 21-year-old Marine. Philip was a son, a brother and a friend. I used […]

8 Ways Pornography Is Destructive to Relationships

Romance, love and sexual pleasure are God’s good gifts to us. Lust is the opposite of romance, love and sex as originally intended. Lust is deformed sexual desire and an excessive focus on one’s own sexual pleasure. It is self-centered and focused on one’s own self-gratification. We have seen lust rehabilitated in our culture. There […]