“Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me.” You most likely know the song “The Midnight Special” from Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic released back in 1969. But the song was actually written during the early 20th century, reaching popularity as it was sung by those incarcerated at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, otherwise known as … Continue reading The Midnight Special
One of the books I read in 2022 was Dane Ortlund’s Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers. He writes, “This book is written for the discouraged, the frustrated, the weary, the disenchanted, the cynical, the empty. Those running on fumes. Those whose Christian lives feel like constantly running up a … Continue reading Let Jesus Love You
Have you ever felt like doubting your Christian faith makes you look “less Christian?” Does God have a problem with us asking the hard questions? Does he look down on us as if to say, “How dare you question me?” Of course not. He longs to lovingly “discuss” our doubts and questions with us. In … Continue reading Wandering Toward God (doubting our faith)
Being “born again” (cf. John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23) takes a moment of faith. But becoming like Christ is a lifelong process. What is “spiritual growth,” why is it important, and what steps can I take to begin growing in my faith? (I’m so glad you asked.) :)) What is Spiritual Growth? Spiritual … Continue reading What is Spiritual Growth, and why is it so important?
The late, British, author, Hannah Hurnard's, "Hinds Feet on High Places" (a "hind" is a deer) is written in the genre of John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" - they're both allegories of the adventure of following Christ. Hurnard opens her story with God's promise from the prophet, Habakkuk: "The Sovereign Lord is my source of strength. … Continue reading “Much Afraid” – When Following Jesus is Scary