Personal Growth

New Year, New Plan, New You.

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I always get giddy around New Years. There’s just something about January 1 that makes me believe my best is yet to come and next year is wide open for the taking. And in the process of goal setting and calendar planning, I always try to think through a strategic way to engage God through […]

The Bible

The Lamb Who Stayed.

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In Isaiah 53 there are two sheep. The first sheep is you and I, and this is what we did: All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6) We are sheep who go astray. We know what is right yet […]

Advent

When God became a Man.

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At the heart of Christmas is a birth announcement. A baby boy is born, and this baby is the long awaited Messiah who has been promised from old. But who is this baby in a manger in Bethlehem? According to John, the baby born of the virgin is God who became a man. John starts […]