Where is your hope?

David trusted/loved/feared/honored/remembered/worshiped God. But I’m sure there must’ve been times, when being chased and hunted by Saul, that he thought, “OK, I’ve had enough. You win. I give up.” There were even times when David had the chance to “end” all the chasing and hunting. But He would not harm the Lord’s anointed one. He would wait. Continue reading

-er or -est?

I’ve always wondered, “Who will be the one to have the world record for [insert your favorite, olympic-timed event here] that will NEVER be broken?” You do realize there has to be a limit at some point, right? Others will work and train and push to be faster, but there is a “fastest” out there. Somewhere. Maybe that’s the attraction. Nobody knows. “Maybe it will be me”. But not “me-me”; I’m not training for that. I’m training for this: Continue reading

Looking Back? Or Looking Up?

As we begin a new year, it’s easy to look back and think about the woulda, coulda, shoulda beens. Regrets are easy to notice, but they’re not easy on us. They wear us down, discourage, destroy. But Jesus came that we might have life: real, full, abundant life. More and better than we’ve ever dreamed of. (John 10:10) Continue reading