• Addressing the Hard Stuff,  Scripture Study

    The Divine Response: Reflecting on Isaiah 30, Part Two

    Whew! Part One is done. The Stubborn Rebellion, the hard stuff. Did you read it already? If not, find it HERE. (Also, if you haven’t yet read Isaiah 30, you can read it HERE.) Now for the Divine Response: For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling…– Isaiah 30:15 ESV God lays out His design for salvation and strength, yet even within this beautiful outpouring of grace, the Israelites were unwilling to receive it. And I…

  • Abundant Life,  Poetry

    The Tears Fall

    The tears fall Drops of sorrow, leaking from my heart. The tears fall Joy uncontained, overflowing from my heart. The tears fall And try as I may to reconcile Their audacious presence I succumb. Can I rest therein, believing every…

  • Addressing the Hard Stuff

    Pursuing Glory: A Rebuttal

    It’s Holy Week, and my jaw dropped when I read an article posted in Christianity today on April 1, 2021 (Good Friday) titled “Jesus Was the God-Man, Not the God-Superman.” (Read it here to follow along with the information I’ll…

  • Abundant Life

    The Goodness of Agony

    No one likes to suffer. Agony isn’t very welcome, now is it! Jesus cried out in prayer before His impending suffering and death, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me.” But as I reflect on Good Friday,…

  • Abundant Life,  Poetry


    The shouts of praise Spill from hearts who know – Their Savior is here! Their Lord is alive! Their hope is restored! Once riding a donkey Soon a white horse. Here now, residing in hearts that worship Their Humble King…

  • Addressing the Hard Stuff

    The Wisdom of the Oil

    At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any…

  • This is for You
    Abundant Life

    This is for You

    “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of…

  • Where's Your Line?
    Addressing the Hard Stuff

    Where’s Your Line?

    A Response to “Don’t Call it Persecution” posted by EBC Nipawin’s Pastor Chris Hutchison February 20, 2021 (found here) I’ll admit it: when I read Chris Hutchison’s article, I felt sick to my stomach. Have I been looking at this…

  • No Greater Love
    Abundant Life

    No Greater Love

    Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 What’s all the hype about, really? We celebrate Valentine’s Day with chocolate and various gifts, believing that we are showing those we love…

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