Moving to New York

The past month has been absolutely crazy! In late April and early May, I spent two weeks in Georgia taking some seminary classes. Following that study adventure, we only had two weeks to pack before heading east to our new home of Waverly, New York. I feared that those two weeks would not be enough […]

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Be Still and Know

I love Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exulted among the nations, I will be exulted in the earth!” I can’t tell you how many times the Lord has used this verse to minister to my soul. One of the reasons why this verse continues to speak to […]

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Hope for the New Year

Everyone needs hope. We might even say that hope is essential to life. When people feel like they don’t have hope, they get depressed. In the most extreme cases of hopelessness, some are willing to attempt suicide. And while most suicide attempts are unsuccessful, sadly 5% actually succeed. You can make the case that there […]

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Is all our righteousness filthy rags?

“Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the only righteousness the law required was perfection.  It is true that any shortcoming of God’s law offends against his perfect holiness and makes us liable to judgment, since God cannot look with favor on any sin (Habakkuk 1:13; James 2:10-11).  But the Old Testament law itself provided […]

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Trusting God For Who You Are

I think it would be safe to say that most of us have a hard time accepting certain aspects of who we are. Whether that is certain body features, or our personalities, or perhaps a learning disability that we struggle with, we wish we were not limited in the way we are. We tend to […]

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