Psalm 147: Praying Through The Psalms

Praise the┬áLord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel (Ps. 147:1-2). Heavenly Father, you are worthy to receive honor and praise from our lips. For it is fitting and right to praise you. For... Continue Reading →

The Bible Story That Led Me To Trust In Jesus For Salvation

The year was 2007. It was a sunny November morning. I brewed coffee and sat down in my brown leather chair next to the window. I just moved into this new house a few blocks away from the university I attended. My old friends would call me every now and then to ask me to... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: The Rising Sun

As the darkness fadesThe nearing dawn births new hopeWith the rising sun. In the book of Lamentations, Jeremiah writes: "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness (Jer. 3:22-23)." What an awesome reminder that as the darkness fades, the... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Trusting God In The Midst Of A Pandemic

"Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture." -Psalm 37:3 In the year 2020, COVID-19 changed the world. Face masks were required in public. Travel was restricted. The world became less stable and more politically divided. Socialization was decreased because of social distancing while fear continually rose. Many... Continue Reading →

Does Hebrews 7 Teach Melchizedek Was A Type Of Christ?

In Hebrews 7, let's discuss Melchizedek and how the superior priesthood in Christ fulfills the old covenant. Next, I will talk about how Christ is the new covenant and what that means for us as believers. The first thing we notice is that Melchizedek was a type of Christ. When scholars refer to a type,... Continue Reading →

Poem: A Righteous Prayer

Two men went to the temple to pray. One a Pharisee. The other a tax collector. The religious man stood tall and exclaimed. Holy God, I stand before you unashamed. For I fast twice a week and give my tithe. I am not a robber, adulterer, or evildoer. I am not like that tax collector... Continue Reading →

Dear Husband, Are You Loving Your Wife Like Christ Loves The Church?

"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her." -Ephesians 5:25 In June, my wife and I will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary! It has been a joy, privilege, and honor to be her husband. I am beyond blessed to have her companionship as we navigate through... Continue Reading →

Psalm 86: Praying Through The Psalms

Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Identity Found

The job of a manbecomes his identityuntil he finds God. When you meet someone for the first time, one of the questions that inevitably comes up is: "So, what do you do for a living?" In today's culture, occupation is equated with one's identity. Most of us are judged by what we do---rather than who... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Starry Night

The singing of birdsIs brightening the sapphireIn the starry night. God created the sun, moon, and stars with various shades and colors. He designed the bird with more ingenuity than a human airplane and gifted them with singing---bringing melody to the human heart. His handiwork is clearly displayed throughout all of creation. And as human... Continue Reading →

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